In a UK national surveillance study, we found that Candida parapsilosis accounted for one quarter of all cases of invasive fungal infection in very low birthweight infants. C parapsilosis was associated with fewer deep-seated infections than C albicans, but mortality was similar. Ongoing surveillance is needed to monitor the epidemiology of invasive fungal infection in very low birthweight infants.
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Funding: This study was partly supported by an educational grant provided by Pfizer UK. The company had no role in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, or in the writing of the report and the decision to submit the paper for publication.
Competing interests: None declared.
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