Candida albicans meningitis was diagnosed in a 45-day-old premature infant whose birth weight was 1,616 gm. Symptoms consisted of poor weight gain and poor sucking. The combined use of amphotericin B and 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) resulted in negative CSF cultures after 12 days of therapy. Amphotericin B was given for 45 days (total 83 mg) and 5-FC for 60 days (total 19 mg). Only one other premature infant has been reported in the literature who had similar treatment. A review of Candida meningitis diagnosed before death in 11 other infants less than 1 year of age is presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health