Dermatology clinical case
Keywords:congenital cutaneous candidiasis, newborn
Congenital cutaneous candidiasis is a rare disease acquired in utero via ascending Candida infection. Skin involvement is diffuse and often appears in the first six days of life. Diagnosis can be confirmed by microscopic examination and cutaneous lesion culture. Empiric therapy with systemic antifungal should be promptly started at the time of cutaneous manifestations, specially in preterm infants, to prevent dissemination and decrease mortality risk.
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