Malassezia Hepatic Abscess in a Neonate

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Malassezia sp. require exogenous lipid for growth and can cause disseminated infection in neonates requiring intravenous lipid infusions. Usually, Malassezia infection in neonates presents as fungemia or hematogenous dissemination into bone or lungs. We present a presumed case of Malassezia liver abscess associated with lipid infusion via a mispositioned umbilical venous catheter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1043-1044
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020


  • Malassezia
  • antifungal
  • central venous catheter
  • liver abscess
  • neonate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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