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Congenital candidiasis presenting as septic shock without rash
  1. Kathryn Browning Carmo1,
  2. Nick Evans1,
  3. David Isaacs2
  1. 1Newborn Care and University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  2. 2Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, University of Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Kathryn Carmo
    Newborn Care and University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia; k.carmo{at}


Congenital candidiasis is rare and often benign. We report the case of twins born at 32 weeks’ gestation with different manifestations of congenital candidiasis. One twin was born well though neutropenic, and died from overwhelming sepsis with septic shock at 22 h. The other twin presented with a delayed onset of rash at 2 days, remained well and survived.

  • congenital candidiasis
  • chorioamnionitis
  • neonate
  • sepsis
  • septic shock

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  • Published Online First 18 January 2007

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