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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 180-182

Disseminated congenital cutaneous candidiasis caused by Candida ciferri: A rare case report


1 Department of Paediatric Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Paediatrics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. B Puneetha
Department of Paediatric Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_139_18

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Congenital cutaneous candidiasis (CCC) is an uncommon disease affecting newborns which manifests within first 6 days of life following an ascending infection from birth canal or as transplacental infection. Diagnosis is challenging due to its varied clinical manifestation ranging from mild asymptomatic illness to fatal disseminated disease. We describe a full-term newborn child with CCC with dissemination born to mother with vaginal candidiasis, positive for Candida ciferri by fungal culture. This highlights the importance of maternal history of vaginal discharge during pregnancy to diagnose and prevent neonatal disseminated infection which further aids for adequate early treatment to prevent subsequent mortality.


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