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Candida parapsilosis infection in very low birthweight infants

Clerihew, L; Lamagni, T L; Brocklehurst, P; McGuire, W


In a UK national surveillance study, we found that Candida parapsilosis accounted for one quarter of all cases of invasive fungal infection in very low birthweight infants. C parapsilosis was associated with fewer deep-seated infections than C albicans, but mortality was similar. Ongoing surveillance is needed to monitor the epidemiology of invasive fungal infection in very low birthweight infants.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
DOI: 10.1136/fnn.2006.097758


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