The relationships between candidemia and candidal colonization and virulence factors of the colonizing strains in preterm infants


Cerikcioglu N., Ilki A. , Bilgen H. S. , Ozek E. , Metin F., Kalaca S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.46, no.3, pp.245-250, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-250
  • Keywords: low birth weight, Candida species, colonization, candidemia, virulence factors, INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT, FUNGAL COLONIZATION, RISK-FACTORS, ALBICANS, PROPHYLAXIS, INFECTION, SEQUENCE, GUT

Abstract

Premature infants are at high risk of developing candidal infections originating from their own normal flora or from the hospital environment. This study involves the surveillance cultures and blood cultures of candidemic preterm infants with low birth weights who have been analyzed for colonization period and status, and for virulence factors such as acid proteinase and phospholipase.