Ocular manifestations of candidemia in children.

TitleOcular manifestations of candidemia in children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFierro JL, Prasad PA, Fisher BT, Gerber JS, Coffin SE, Walsh TJ, Zaoutis TE
JournalPediatr Infect Dis J
Date Published2013 Jan
KeywordsAntifungal Agents, Candida, Candidemia, Child, Child, Preschool, Cohort Studies, Eye Infections, Fungal, Female, Humans, Infant, Male, Pennsylvania, Retrospective Studies

Among 254 patients with candidemia who had a dilated retinal examination, 8 patients (3.2%) were diagnosed with ocular disease resulting in retinal detachment in 2 patients and globe rupture in 1 patient. This study found that ocular candidiasis is an uncommon but serious sight-threatening complication in pediatric patients with candidemia.

Alternate JournalPediatr. Infect. Dis. J.
PubMed ID23241990
PubMed Central IDPMC3527820
Grant List(1K23 AI0629753-01 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
K23 AI062975 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
/ / Intramural NIH HHS / United States