Generalized erythroderma in a neonate: Rare presentation of nosocomial candidemia with Candida tropicalis

  • Niraj Kumar Dipak
  • Samir Sultanbhai Sheikh
  • D S Madhusudhan
  • Kishore Kanajibhai Kikani
  • Prachi Gandhi
  • Deepa Shetty
Keywords: Generalized erythroderma, Candida tropicalis, Congenital candidiasis, Hypernatremia, Neonatal encephalopathy, Netherton syndrome

Abstract

Candida species are currently one of the most common causes of nosocomial infection in neonatal intensive care units with
Candida tropicalis emerging as a frequent offending agent. Colonization precedes systemic invasive fungal infections in neonates.
It generally manifests with lethargy, increased apneic episodes, feeding intolerance, late-onset thrombocytopenia, hypoglycemia,
unexplained hyperglycemia, poor perfusion, and need for increased ventilator requirement. We report a 10-day-old neonate,
with late-onset sepsis by C. tropicalis, presenting as generalized erythroderma. We present this case to highlight that nosocomial
candidemia with C. tropicalis can present as generalized erythroderma in neonates. Maintaining adequate oral or parenteral fluid
intake with monitoring of serum electrolytes is mandatory.

Published
2017-11-14
How to Cite
Dipak, N., Sheikh, S., Madhusudhan, D., Kikani, K., Gandhi, P., & Shetty, D. (2017). Generalized erythroderma in a neonate: Rare presentation of nosocomial candidemia with Candida tropicalis. Indian Journal of Child Health, 3(4), 362-364. Retrieved from http://www.atharvapub.net/index.php/IJCH/article/view/219
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Case Reports