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Diagnosis and management of a fatal case of sepsis caused by Candida parapsilosis sensu stricto in a neonate with omphalocele

Author:
Santana, Simone, Salci, Tania, Andriato, Patricia, Bonfim-Mendonça, Patricia, Caparroz-Assef, Silvana, Negri, Melyssa, Svidzinski, Terezinha
Source:
Medical mycology case reports 2018 v.20 pp. 10-14
ISSN:
2211-7539
Subject:
Candida parapsilosis, case studies, mycology, neonates, patients, prognosis, risk factors, sepsis (infection), therapeutics
Abstract:
We present a fatal case of persistent neonatal candidemia by Candida parapsilosis following omphalocele, without other anomalies. Despite an encouraging initial prognosis, after surgical correction and closure of the abdominal wall the case became difficult to treat, as in addition to the exposure of the patient to multiple risk factors for candidemia, antifungal therapy apparently was not adequate.
Agid:
5938300