Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 448--450

Candida tropicalis brain abscess in a neonate: An emerging nosocomial menace


Sangeetha Yoganathan1, Biswaroop Chakrabarty1, Sheffali Gulati1, Ajay Kumar1, Atin Kumar2, Manmohan Singh3, Immaculata Xess4 
1 Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sheffali Gulati
Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110 029
India

Fungi are a relatively uncommon cause of brain abscess in neonates and early infancy. They are usually associated with predisposing factors like prematurity, low birth weight, use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, and prolonged stay in the intensive care unit. Candida tropicalis (C. tropicalis) is rapidly emerging as a nosocomial threat in the neonatal intensive care settings. This case report describes a neonate with C. tropicalis brain abscess who was diagnosed early and managed aggressively with a favorable outcome. Inadvertent use of intravenous antibiotics can have serious complications such as invasive fungal infection. Correct microbiological diagnosis is the key to successful treatment of deep-seated pyogenic infection. Fungal etiology should always be studied in relevant clinical settings.


How to cite this article:
Yoganathan S, Chakrabarty B, Gulati S, Kumar A, Kumar A, Singh M, Xess I. Candida tropicalis brain abscess in a neonate: An emerging nosocomial menace.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2014;17:448-450


How to cite this URL:
Yoganathan S, Chakrabarty B, Gulati S, Kumar A, Kumar A, Singh M, Xess I. Candida tropicalis brain abscess in a neonate: An emerging nosocomial menace. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 15 ];17:448-450
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