Invasive Candida infections in the neonate.


Journal Article (Review)

Advances in medical therapy have increased premature infant survival. A rise in Candida infections in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) has followed. Once considered a contaminant, Candida is now recognized as a major cause of mortality and morbidity within these units. We will examine what is known about the epidemiology, risk factors and end-organ involvement of Candida infections with a focus on invasive disease. In addition, diagnostic alternatives to traditional blood culture, experience with antifungal agents for prophylaxis and therapeutic options, including newer antifungal agents, will be presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brian Smith, P; Steinbach, WJ; Benjamin, DK

Published Date

  • June 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 147 - 162

PubMed ID

  • 16002326

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16002326

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1368-7646

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.drup.2005.04.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Scotland