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Diagnosis and management of a fatal case of sepsis caused by Candida parapsilosis sensu stricto in a neonate with omphalocele
- Santana, Simone, Salci, Tania, Andriato, Patricia, Bonfim-Mendonça, Patricia, Caparroz-Assef, Silvana, Negri, Melyssa, Svidzinski, Terezinha
- Medical mycology case reports 2018 v.20 pp. 10-14
- Candida parapsilosis, case studies, mycology, neonates, patients, prognosis, risk factors, sepsis (infection), therapeutics
- 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.