Premature delivery due to intrauterine Candida infection that caused neonatal congenital cutaneous candidiasis: A case report
Article first published online: 6 JUL 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2012 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 341–343, January 2013
How to Cite
Ito, F., Okubo, T., Yasuo, T., Mori, T., Iwasa, K., Iwasaku, K. and Kitawaki, J. (2013), Premature delivery due to intrauterine Candida infection that caused neonatal congenital cutaneous candidiasis: A case report. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 39: 341–343. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2012.01938.x
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 6 JUL 2012
- Received: September 12 2011.; Accepted: April 14 2012.
- Candida albicans;
- congenital cutaneous candidiasis;
- intrauterine infection;
- threatened premature delivery
Congenital cutaneous candidiasis is a very rare disease with less than 100 cases published in the medical literature. Neonates having this disease present with systemic skin lesions caused by intrauterine Candida infections. We present a case of threatened premature delivery due to Candida chorioamnionitis, which caused both maternal postpartum endometritis and neonatal congenital cutaneous candidiasis. A 34-year-old woman who was admitted for fetal membrane bulging at 20 weeks of gestation underwent McDonald cervical cerclage. We diagnosed threatened premature delivery due to intrauterine infection; therefore, we terminated the gestation by cesarean section at 24 weeks of gestation. Fungi-like yeast was detected in infantile gastric juice. Histopathological findings of the placenta revealed that Candida albicans mycelium invaded the placenta, chorioamniotic membrane and umbilical cord.