Table 1

Perinatal history and general information of the infants

Characteristics or risk factorsMean (SD) or n
General characteristics
  Mother age, years33.85 (4.06)
  Mode of delivery
   Caesarean delivery3
   Vaginal delivery10
  Antenatal glucocorticoids (Yes)7
  Gestational age, weeks29.85 (1.14)
  Birth weight, g1329.23 (409.05)
  Sex (male)6
  Twins (Yes)4
  Apagar score (1 min)8.08 (2.40)
  Apagar score (5 min)8.85 (1.41)
  Prophylactic vaccination0 (0.00)
  Major diagnosis at admission
   Metabolic acidosis9
 Duration of parenteral nutrition, days38.15 (16.50)
 Postnatal corticosteroid exposure4
 Tracheal intubation9
 Prophylaxis of fluconazole4
 Antibiotic exposure in 3 days before infection
  • Drug sensitivity testing was performed using the Kirby-Bauer (K-B) method. Fungal sensitivity testing was performed in accordance with ROSCO (Denmark).

  • GDM, gestational diabetes mellitus; GH, gestational hypertension; IVH, intraventricular haemorrhage; NEC, necrotising enterocolitis; PDA, patent ductus arteriosus; PICC, peripherally inserted central catheter; PROM, premature rupture of membranes; RDS, respiratory distress syndrome.