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October 1975

Congenital Cutaneous Candidiasis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(10):1215-1218. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120470059017

• Two cases of congenital cutaneous candidiasis are presented in order to call attention to this rarely recognized and infrequently reported condition. Clinical features and appropriate cultures are useful in differentiating the lesions from other more common dermatoses of the neonatal period. Microscopic examination of the placenta may disclose fungal funisitis or chorioamnionitis, thus defining the congenital nature of the disease. Topical antifungal therapy is sufficient unless systemic candidiasis is present. No evidence of impaired immunological responsiveness was found in the two infants.

(Am J Dis Child 129:1215-1218, 1975)