Table 1

Demographic Characteristics of 492 investigated infant with Positive Candida colonization from oral/rectal or both specimens

Variables

Candida Colonized

infants

No. (%)

P-value


Age by group

0 - 28 days (neonates)

28/265(10.6)

0.135

29 days - 1 year (infants)

33/227(15.3)

Total

61/492(12.4)

Gender

Male

35/256 (13.7)

0.764

Female

26/236(11.0)

Patients by group

NICU

18/265(6.8)*

0.001

Pediatric ward

12/37(32.4)

Outpatients

31/190(16.3)

Hospital Stay

1 - 7 days

13/138(8.6)

0.373

8 - 30 days

13/116(10.1)

> 30 days

4/18(18.2)

Antibiotic treatment

Yes

30/285(10.5)

0.139

No

31/207(15.0)


* One hospitalized neonate was his oral and rectal sites colonized

with C. albicans has developed Candidemia

Issa et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:79   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-79

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