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Antifungal prophylaxis for very-low-birth-weight infants: UK national survey
  1. Linda Clerihew
  1. Wishaw Hospital, United Kingdom
    1. William McGuire (william.mcguire{at}
    1. ANU Medical School, Australia


      In a UK-wide survey, 28% of neonatal units reported using systemic or topical/oral antifungal prophylaxis for very-low-birth-weight infants. Systemic prophylaxis is targeted to extremely preterm infants with additional risk factors for invasive fungal infection. Currently, there appears to be sufficient equipoise to undertake further randomised controlled trials of these interventions.

      • antifungal prophylaxis
      • very-low-birth-weight

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