Candida pneumonia in a term infant after prolonged use of inhaled corticosteroids for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Candida spp. frequently cause invasive fungal disease in neonates, and many organs or apparatus can be involved through bloodstream dissemination. Though Candida spp. can heavily colonize the upper and lower respiratory tract, an end-organ localization to the lung is not frequent and acquisition via descending/respiratory route is a questioned entity. Here we report the case of a young infant affected by bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and treated with inhaled steroids who developed Candida pneumonia likely acquired through descending route.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Buzzi, E; Manzoni, P; Castagnola, E; Benjamin, DK; Beghini, R; Dall'agnola, A

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • S62 - S63

PubMed ID

  • 23809354

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-6232

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0378-3782(13)70018-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland