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Congenital cutaneous candidiasis in one infant among a twin sibling pair
  1. Akira Akutsu,
  2. Yuto Otsubo,
  3. Hiroshi Suzumura,
  4. Shigemi Yoshihara
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Dokkyo Medical University, Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Akira Akutsu, Department of Pediatrics, Dokkyo Medical University, Shimotsuga-gun 321-0207, Tochigi, Japan; iwsk1211{at}dokkyomed.ac.jp

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Two infants were delivered by an emergency cesarean section at 27 weeks of gestation due to active labour in a woman with dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy. Candida albicans had already been detected in the mother’s vaginal culture. In the uterus, the patient was located on the vaginal side without premature rupture of the membrane. At birth, the patient (a male infant) had diffuse erythema, pustules, papules and desquamation all over his …

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  • Contributors AA cared for the patient, drafted the initial draft and reviewed the final manuscript. YO critically reviewed the manuscript for important intellectual content. HS and SY provided conceptual advices. All the authors critically reviewed the manuscript, and read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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