- •Incidence and risk factors for candidemia in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants are poorly known in western China.
- •Our results indicate that very low birth weight infants are at significantly high risk of development of candidemia.
- •Use of carbapenems, total parenteral nutrition and prolonged hospitalization were all associated with the risk of development of neonatal candidemia.
- •The mortality rate of candidemia in VLBW infants was 10.4% during the 4-year period.
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JF and XW contributed equally to this work.