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Congenital Cutaneous Candidiasis in Two Full-Term Infants


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Address correspondence to Elizabeth K. Satter, M.D., M.P.H., Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34520 Bob Wilson Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92123-2300, USA, or e-mail:


Abstract:  We describe two full-term infants who presented with congenital cutaneous candidiasis (CCC) and compare their clinical presentation and outcome with that of neonatal candidiasis and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Although candidal vulvovaginitis occurs in up to one-third of pregnancies, CCC is uncommon and can be confused with more-serious pustular disorders that present in neonates. Greater awareness of CCC is essential to make an early diagnosis and distinguish it from other infections.