Case Studies | Pediatrics | India | Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015
Fungemia in an Immunocompetent Infant due to Candida pelluculosa: A Case Report
S. Vijayakumar, Biswajeet Sahoo, L. Ranbir Singh, P. Pratita Devi, Ngangom Lilavati, Tongen Roel
Abstract: Invasive fungal infections caused by uncommon fungi have increased in recent years. Candida pelliculosa fungemia is usually associated with predisposing factors, such as administration of broad-spectrum antimicrobials, use of intravenous catheters, use of parenteral nutrition, neutropenia, stay in intensive care units (ICU) and surgery of the gastrointestinal tract. Candida pelliculosa rarely causing fungemia in previously healthy immunocompetent child. Here, we describe the first case of a C. pelliculosa fungemia in an immunocompetent infant without any of the above risk factors in RIMS hospital, Manipur.
Keywords: immunocompetent, infant, neutropenia, Candida pelliculosa, fungemia, yeast
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015,
Pages: 1718 - 1719
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S. Vijayakumar, Biswajeet Sahoo, L. Ranbir Singh, P. Pratita Devi, Ngangom Lilavati, Tongen Roel, "Fungemia in an Immunocompetent Infant due to Candida pelluculosa: A Case Report", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB15626, Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015, 1718 - 1719
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