Central Venous Catheter-related Candida sepsis in a newborn treated with Caspofungin

C. Riva, Elisa Antonielli D'Oulx, C. Bertaina, S. Bezzio, A. Conio

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Abstract

Candida species is the third most common organism responsible for bloodstream infections in neonatal intensive care units; we report the case of a newborn with a positive blood culture for Candida parapsilosis infection from a central venous catheter. After failure of fluconazole therapy, she was treated with caspofungin, which proved to be safe and effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-58
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume33
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

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Keywords

  • Candida
  • Caspofungin
  • Central venous catheter
  • Newborn
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Riva, C., Antonielli D'Oulx, E., Bertaina, C., Bezzio, S., & Conio, A. (2007). Central Venous Catheter-related Candida sepsis in a newborn treated with Caspofungin. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 33(1), 56-58.