HIV in Children

PROPHYLAXIS FOR CANDIDA

Dr. Ira Shah
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Last Updated : 1st September 2012

Primary prophylaxis


Routine primary prophylaxis is not recommended because of effectiveness of therapy for acute disease, low mortality with candidiasis, potential for resistant candida to develop and possibility of drug interactions.

Secondary prophylaxis


Fluconazole (3-6 mg/kg OD PO)
or
Itraconazole (5 mg/kg PO OD)
may be considered for infants who have severe recurrent mucocutanenous candidiasis and for those who have esophageal candidiasis.

PROPHYLAXIS FOR CANDIDA
Dr. Ira Shah
Incharge Pediatric HIV and TB Clinic, B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India.