Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jul;25(7):655-656.
Molecular Evidence of Congenital Candidiasis Associated with Maternal Candidal Vaginitis.
Chen CJ, Weng YH, Su LH, Huang YC.
From the *Divisions of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and daggerNeonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children's Hospital; double daggerChang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; and the section signDepartment of Clinical Pathology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
A premature newborn born to a mother with candidal vaginitis developed congenital invasive candidiasis. The isolates of Candida albicans from the bloodstream and the oral cavity of the neonate and the vagina of the mother shared a common genotype, which provide direct evidence of the association of congenital candidiasis with candidal vaginitis in the mother.
PMID: 16804443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]