Time to positive culture results in neonatal Candida septicemia

J Pediatr. 2003 May;142(5):564-5. doi: 10.1067/mpd.2003.188.

Abstract

To determine the time required for blood cultures to be detected as positive in neonates with invasive Candida infection, we analyzed 207 positive culture episodes in 74 infants. Time to positive result was 37 +/- 14 hours, and 97% of infected neonates were detected by 72 hours if not exposed to antifungal therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacteremia / diagnosis*
  • Bacteremia / drug therapy
  • Candida / isolation & purification*
  • Candidiasis / diagnosis*
  • Candidiasis / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents