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Epidemiology and Prevention of Neonatal Candidiasis: Fluconazole for All Neonates?

  • David A. Kaufman
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 659)

Abstract

The epidemiology and prevention of invasive Candida infections (ICI) depends largely on risk factors and the role they play in infection control and identifying high-risk patients for prevention. Prevention of ICI is critical, as there is significant mortality and even with successful eradication, neurodevelopmental impairment occurs in 57% of survivors weighing less than1000 g (Stoll et al., 2004 Benjamin et al., 2006). It is important to know local invasive fungal infection data in your unit, as the incidence in available literature lacks important key information regarding practices that may increase or decrease the incidence.

Keywords

Preterm Infant Central Venous Catheter Antifungal Prophylaxis Bone Marrow Transplant Patient Neurodevelopmental Impairment 
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  1. 1.Division of Neonatology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA

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