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Unveiling the emerging of fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans in preterm with acute kidney injury: a growing challenge at Vajira hospital

Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatal Care
Pichada Saengrat,1 Ornatcha Sirimongkolchaiyakul,2 Thiraporn Kanjanaphan3


This case presents a challenging scenario in a preterm female newborn born at 25 weeks gestation,who developed respiratory distress syndrome, followed by pneumonia, sepsis, subsequent renal complications, and candida albicans infection. Despite initial susceptibility to fluconazole, the emergence of fluconazole-resistant candida albicans led to a shift in antifungal treatment to amphotericin B in an acute kidney injury neonate. This case underscores the growing concern of drug-resistant candida albicans in neonates, highlighting the importance of judicious selection of empirical antifungal therapy and comprehensive management strategies, especially in the context of acute kidney injury.


fungus, drug-resistant, neonate, fluconazole, candida, albicans