Rhodotorula: An Emerging Pathogen in NICU

Vijay Kulkarni, Manasa BM

Abstract

Over the last 2 decades, Rhodotorula has been detected as an important cause of nosocomial and opportunistic infections. We present 4 cases of Rhodotorula glutinis fungemia diagnosed between November and December, 2016, at SDM College of Medical Science and Hospital (Dharwad, Karnataka, India). Of the 4 neonates, 3 were under preterm care in the neonatal intensive care unit and presented with common symptoms of feed intolerance and sepsis. These cases emphasize the importance of identifying the various subspecies of Rhodotorula and devising appropriate management techniques.

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