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    We report a case of congenital candidiasis in triplets, in the context of premature labor at 25 weeks gestation, without symptomatic vaginitis or chorioamnionitis. All three infants died as a result of prematurity, aggravated by systemic candidiasis. Multi-locus sequence typing confirmed vertical transmission of Candida albicans from the mother to the triplets and revealed a slight diversity among the strains isolated from the neonates.


    Gautier Hoarau, Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux, Antoine Fily, Nadine François, Séverine Loridant, Samir Jawhara, Christophe d'Enfert, Daniel Poulain, Boualem Sendid. Genetic diversity among Candida albicans isolates associated with vertical transmission in preterm triplets. Mycopathologia. 2014 Oct;178(3-4):285-90

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    PMID: 25151365

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