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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31826f547c
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Ocular Manifestations Of Candidemia In Children

Fierro, Julie L. BA*; Prasad, Priya A. MPH*; Fisher, Brian T. DO, MSCE*†‡; Gerber, Jeffrey S. MD, PhD, MSCE*†‡; Coffin, Susan E. MD, MPH*†‡; Walsh, Thomas J. MD; Zaoutis, Theoklis E. MD, MSCE*†‡§

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Abstract

Among 254 patients with candidemia who had a dilated retinal examination, 8 patients (3.2%) were diagnosed with ocular disease resulting in retinal detachment in 2 patients and globe rupture in 1 patient. This study found that ocular candidiasis is an uncommon but serious sight-threatening complication in pediatric patients with candidemia.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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