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Kodamaea Ohmeri - An Emerging Fungal Pathogen in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Ashwin Borade1, Muznah Kapdi1, Kalpana Suryavanshi2.
1Department of Pediatrics and Neonatalogy, Inamdar Multispecialty Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India,
2Department of Microbiology, Inamdar Multispecialty Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
A yeast-like fungus Kodamaea ohmeri is a very rare cause of fungemia with high mortality especially in immunocompromised patients.We report a rare case of K.ohmeri fungemia in a premature neonate which was successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin B. The case emphasizes the need for high index of suspicion and timely intervention to diagnose this fungal infection in septic neonates who are not responding to antibiotictherapy in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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