Dermatology clinical case

Authors

  • Ana Luísa Santos Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Pedro Hispano, Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos
  • Sara Pires da Silva Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Pedro Hispano, Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos
  • Inês Leite Department of Dermatology, Hospital Pedro Hispano, Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos
  • Rute Vaz Department of Neonatology, Hospital Pedro Hispano, Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos
  • Maria José Costa Department of Neonatology, Hospital Pedro Hispano, Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos
  • Alexandrina Portela Department of Neonatology, Hospital Pedro Hispano, Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v29.i2.18721

Keywords:

congenital cutaneous candidiasis, newborn

Abstract

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.

References

Darmstadt GL, Dinulos JG, Miller Z. Congenital cutaneous candidiasis: clinical presentation, pathogenesis, and management Guidelines. Pediatrics. 2000; 105:438-44.

Aldana-Valenzuela C, Morales-Marquec M, Castellanos-Martinez J, DeAnda-Gomez M. Congenital candidiasis: a rare and unpredictable disease. J Perinatol. 2005; 25:680-2.

Chen KL, Chien MM, Chen CY, Chiu HC. Congenital cutaneous candidiasis. BMJ Case Rep. 2016; 2016. pii: bcr2016216037.

Kaufman DA, Coggins SA, Zanelli SA, Weitkamp JH. Congenital cutaneous candidiasis: prompt systemic treatment is associated with improved outcomes in neonates. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017; 64:1387-95.

Downloads

Published

2020-06-26

How to Cite

Santos, A. L., Pires da Silva, S., Leite, I., Vaz, R., Costa, M. J., & Portela, A. (2020). Dermatology clinical case. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 29(2), 129–130. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v29.i2.18721

Issue

Section

What is your Diagnosis?

Most read articles by the same author(s)