Congenital candidiasis: an uncommon skin eruption presenting at birth.
We present the case of a preterm neonate who was born with respiratory distress and a papulovesicular rash that was diagnosed as congenital candidiasis (CC). The mother was asymptomatic. The cutaneous eruption and respiratory distress improved following treatment with systemic antifungals. Congenital candidiasis ranges in presentation from isolated cutaneous involvement to severe multisystem disease. Given its rarity among neonatal skin eruptions, heightened suspicion is required for prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Siriratsivawong, R; Pavlis, M; Hymes, SR; Mintzer, JP
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