Successful treatment of an infant infected with refractory c. parapsilosis with caspofungin

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Ozkaya-parlakay A., TEZER H., Kazmacan T., Gulhan B., ÜNAL S.

Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, vol.60, no.4, pp.329-330, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/tropej/fmu014
  • Journal Name: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-330
  • Keywords: Candida parapsilosis, caspofungin, infant, CANDIDA-PARAPSILOSIS, NEONATAL CANDIDIASIS, EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Neonatal Candida infections are the leading cause of invasive fungal infections that might cause severe morbidity or mortality in a large majority of those affected. Although Candida albicans has been the most common species, Candida parapsilosis is increasingly being recognized as an important cause of invasive candidiasis in neonates. Among the Candida species, C. parapsilosis has been commonly isolated and shown to be less susceptible in vitro to echinocandins than other Candida species. We report an infant who had refractory C. parapsilosis septicemia cured with caspofungin. © The Author 2014.Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.