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Is routine fluconazole prophylaxis necessary in preterm infants?

  • José Antonio Morales-MolinaEmail author
  • Javier Mateu-de Antonio
  • Santiago Grau
  • Sonia Luque
  • Nuria Berenguer
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Antifungal Fluconazole Invasive candidiasis Preterm infants Prophylaxis 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • José Antonio Morales-Molina
    • 1
    Email author
  • Javier Mateu-de Antonio
    • 1
  • Santiago Grau
    • 2
  • Sonia Luque
    • 1
  • Nuria Berenguer
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmacy DepartmentHospital del MarBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Infectious Disease ControlHospital del MarBarcelonaSpain

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