Fungal colonization in the neonatal intensive care unit: risk factors, drug susceptibility, and association with invasive fungal infections.

@article{Farmaki2007FungalCI,
  title={Fungal colonization in the neonatal intensive care unit: risk factors, drug susceptibility, and association with invasive fungal infections.},
  author={Evangelia Farmaki and Joanna Evdoridou and Theodora Pouliou and Evangelia Bibashi and Paraskevi Panagopoulou and Joanna Filioti and Alexis S. Benos and Danai Sofianou and George Kremenopoulos and Emmanuel Roilides},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          127-35
        }
}
A prospective study was conducted to determine risk factors for fungal colonization, drug susceptibility, and association with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in a neonatal unit. On admission and weekly thereafter, surveillance fungal cultures were taken from mouth, rectum, and trachea of neonates with expected stays of > 1 week. Fungal colonization was detected in 72 (12.1%) of 593 neonates during 12 months. CANDIDA ALBICANS was isolated from 42% of colonized neonates. Although early… CONTINUE READING
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