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An assessment of sonography in the diagnosis and management of neonatal renal candidiasis.

Authors
  • Berman, L H
  • Stringer, D A
  • St Onge, O
  • Daneman, A
  • Whyte, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Radiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1989
Volume
40
Issue
6
Pages
577–581
Identifiers
PMID: 2689053
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The renal sonographic findings in six cases of neonatal candidiasis and 13 cases previously reported in the literature are reviewed. Focal and diffuse parenchymal changes and obstruction due to mycetoma formation were frequent features. In the current series the sonographic changes were found to bear an inconstant relationship to the probable time of onset of the infection. In addition, apparent sonographic deterioration occurred in neonates well after adequate antifungal treatment was initiated. In view of the potential toxicity of systemic antifungal therapy, sonographic renal parenchymal changes are not considered an adequate indication for either its initiation or its continuation.

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