The role of candida surveillance cultures for identification of a preterm subpopulation at highest risk for invasive fungal infection

Valentina Vendettuoli, Milena Tana, Chiara Tirone, Brunella Posteraro, Marilena La Sorda, Giovanni Fadda, Costantino Romagnoli, Giovanni Vento

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Abstract

Candida surveillance cultures were obtained from 51 neonatal intensive care unit patients. Sixteen infants showing positive cultures developed subsequent Candida infection, whereas it did not occur for the 35 infants with negative cultures. Fifteen of 16 infants (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1114-1116
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume27
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Candida
  • fungal colonization
  • very low birth weight neonates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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