Although sampling of amniotic fluid obtained by transabdominal amniocentesis for prenatal detection of Candida may allow earlier diagnosis and intervention for invasive neonatal candidiasis as well as obstetrical intervention, this is not routinely recommended. Further investigation regarding obstetrical and perinatal management of mother and fetus is needed for the detection of Candida in amniotic fluid. The use of antifungal agents for chemoprophylaxis in the mother for preventing CCC or neonatal candidiasis and the use of oxytocin vs the continuation of tocolytic administration need further study.
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