Resistant Candida parapsilosis associated with long term fluconazole prophylaxis in an animal model

Bradley A. Yoder, Deanna A. Sutton, Vicki Winter, Jacqueline J. Coalson

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Abstract

We report an increased occurrence of fluconazole-resistant Candida parapsilosis after a 4-year period of antifungal prophylaxis in a premature animal neonatal intensive care unit. Although prevention of nosocomial fungal infections in premature infants is desirable, implementation of fluconazole prophylaxis should be undertaken with caution. Where such programs are in place, evaluation of fungal isolates for drug resistance should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-688
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • Baboon
  • Candida
  • Fluconazole
  • Neonate
  • Resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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