Strategies for the prevention of neonatal candidiasis.

  title={Strategies for the prevention of neonatal candidiasis.},
  author={Eugene Leibovitz},
  journal={Pediatrics and neonatology},
  volume={53 2},
Invasive fungal infections represent the third-leading cause of late-onset sepsis in very-low-birth-weight infants (VLBWI) and have a high rate of infection-associated mortality. The infants at high risk for fungal sepsis are VLBWI with presence of additional risk factors that contribute to increased colonization and concentration of fungal organisms. Colonization with Candida spp. in neonates is secondary to either maternal vertical transmission or nosocomial acquisition in the nursery… CONTINUE READING