Neonatal candidosis

A condition affecting neonates, caused by an Infection with the fungi Candida. This condition is characterized by apnea, thrombocytopenia, or decreasing Respiratory function. This condition may also present with symptoms depending on the site of infection. Transmission is by vertical transmission. Confirmation is by identification of Candida in a Blood or Urine sample.

Additional Information

neonatal candidosis (candidiasis) is when the caused by a Fungal pathogen, usually Candida albicans. Coloniozation of the Genital and Intestinal tract is common, and the organism is Transmitted from the mother to the fetus during passage through an infected Birth canal, or Transmitted through postnatally hand/breast contactly. Symptoms are present After a few days or weeks following birth. This can include thrush, candida diaper dermatitis, Oral candidosis, erythematous weeping patches with lesions, or Peripheral scaling. Systemic Infection is more common in the very Premature or iummunosupressed infant.


  • Candidiasis (disorder)
  • Abbreviated Terms

  • congenital candidiasis
  • congenital candidosis
  • Also Known As

  • neonatal candida infection
  • neonatal candidiasis
  • neonatal monilia
  • neonatal monilia infection
  • neonatal moniliasis
  • Related ICD 10 COde

    ICD 10 Code P37.5

    660 1.12332201004