Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2020; 15(01): 057-060
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1621719
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Candida nivariensis Urinary Tract Infection in an Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Neonate

Katherine M. Malloy
1  Department of Pharmacy, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Kristen R. Nichols
2  Department of Pharmacy Practice, Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Anna E. Thomas
3  Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 October 2017

11 December 2017

Publication Date:
16 January 2018 (online)


We report on the diagnosis and treatment of a Candida nivariensis urinary tract infection in an extremely low-birth-weight neonate. The isolate was identified by MALDI-TOF technology and is the first known report of C. nivariensis in the neonatal or pediatric population. Treatment was initiated with amphotericin B deoxycholate and later completed with intravenous fluconazole following susceptibility results.