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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 2007;14(2):270-275.
Published online November 1, 2007.
A Premature Infant Case on the Treatment of Candidemia, Candidal Meningitis and Multiple Brain Microabscesses with Amphotericin B and Fluconazole.
Yoon Ah Koo, Hee Jung Jung, Seong Su Lee, Eun Joo Bae, Hong Jin Lee, Won Il Park, Hung Chul Kim
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea. pedbej@yahoo.co.kr
2Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
미숙아에서 칸디다혈증과 뇌수막염 및 뇌 내 미세농양을 Amphotericin B와 Fluconazole을 이용한 치료 1례
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Identified risk factors for neonatal candidemia are low-birth weight, use of a central venous catheter, parenteral nutrition, and broad spectrum antibiotics. Candidemia is also the source of considerable morbidity endophthalmitis, meningitis, brain abscess, endocarditis, and renalare all examples of the potential consequences of candidemia abscess. In this study, we report a premature infant case whose candidemia involving candidal meningitis and multiple brain microabscesses was completely remedied through antifungal therapy without any onset of neurodevelopmental disability.
Key Words: Candidiasis, Candidal meningitis, Brain microabscess, Prematurity, Amphotericin B
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