Neonatal candidiasis: diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.


Journal Article (Review)

Infection with Candida species is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in infants. The incidence of Candida infection varies widely across centers, likely due to differences in practice related to modifiable risk factors such as exposure to empiric antibiotics and length of parenteral nutrition. Early diagnosis of Candida and prompt treatment with appropriate antifungal agents, such as fluconazole, amphotericin B deoxycholate, and micafungin, are critical for improved outcomes. This paper reviews the current literature relating to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Candida infections in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Greenberg, RG; Benjamin, DK

Published Date

  • November 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • S19 - S22

PubMed ID

  • 25129318

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25129318

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-2742

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jinf.2014.07.012


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England