Malassezia furfur fungemia in infancy

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1987 Oct;26(10):528-31. doi: 10.1177/000992288702601007.


Malassezia furfur was recovered from blood cultures obtained through an indwelling line in seven severely ill infants hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit. While two of the patients were asymptomatic, the other patients had signs and symptoms compatible with sepsis. One patient had evidence of endocarditis.

MeSH terms

  • Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*
  • Equipment Contamination*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
  • Malassezia / isolation & purification
  • Mycoses / diagnosis
  • Mycoses / epidemiology
  • Mycoses / etiology*