Systemic candidiasis in extremely low birth weight infants receiving topical petrolatum ointment for skin care: a case-control study.

@article{Campbell2000SystemicCI,
  title={Systemic candidiasis in extremely low birth weight infants receiving topical petrolatum ointment for skin care: a case-control study.},
  author={Judith R. Campbell and Elena Zaccaria and Carol J. Baker},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={1041-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE An increase in the incidence of systemic candidiasis (SC) followed a change in skin care for extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We sought to determine whether the use of topical petrolatum ointment (TPO) for skin care of ELBW infants was associated with risk for SC. STUDY DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING A 48-bed NICU in a private hospital in Houston, Texas. PATIENTS Ten ELBW infants with and 30 without SC… CONTINUE READING
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