TITLE

Meningitis caused by Candida albicans in a premature neonate

AUTHOR(S)
Baradkar, Vasant P.; Taklikar, Shripad M.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences;Jul-Dec2007, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p90
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a premature male neonate who was admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with candidial meningitis. Amphotericin B was administered to the patient based on clinical suspicion, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) abnormalities and isolation of Candida albicans from blood specimens. It provides the criteria for diagnosis of candidial meningitis. The authors emphasize the need for high index of suspicion to diagnose a patient so that early intervention of amphotericin B will be made to reduce mortality.
ACCESSION #
27450627

 

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