Prophylactic fluconazole for very low birthweight infants

November 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p1023
Academic Journal
The article reports on the prophylactic fluconazole for very low birthweight (VLBW) infants in Europe. Survey shows a colonization rates of up to 60 percent for candida species among VLBW infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). It was found out that the invasive fungal infection may develop in up to 20 percent of these children. A single-center trial in 2001 revealed that prophylactic fluconazole lessened candida colonization and invasive infections among extremely low birthweight neonates.


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