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Congenital systemic candidiasis without skin lesions presenting as septic shock in a late preterm infant
25 September 2012
02 October 2012
28 July 2015 (online)
Congenital candidiasis is a rare condition and difficult to diagnose. We report a case of severe septic shock leading to death within six days of birth caused by disseminated candidiasis without cutaneous manifestations in a late preterm infant. We speculate that the use of drugs for treatment of gestational toxoplasmosis in a mother colonized by Candida species facilitated this occurrence.