Candida arthritis of a hip joint in a neonate

Ramesh Y. Bhat, Ashutosh Rao

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Abstract

Candida arthritis is uncommon in neonates. We report a low birth weight neonate who developed septic arthritis of the left hip joint following a stormy course in the early neonatal period. Ultrasonography of the affected hip joint favored the diagnosis. Arthrotomy yielded 3 mL of pus, which grew Candida albicans. Treatment with fluconazole for six weeks resulted in complete recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-304
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24-12-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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