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Renal candidiasis in infancy--a case with fungus ball obstruction.

Authors
  • Prat, O
  • Schurr, D
  • Pomeranz, A
  • Farkas, A
  • Drukker, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of pediatric nephrology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1984
Volume
5
Issue
4
Pages
223–226
Identifiers
PMID: 6530339
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A sixteen day old infant developed candiduria after surgery on a single functioning, hydronephrotic kidney with ureteropelvic junction stenosis. Masses of candida albicans caused obstruction of the ureter with acute anuria. Endoscopic relief of the obstruction together with aggressive antifungal therapy led to irradication of the fungal infection. This case history emphasizes the fact that candida infection in early childhood should be evaluated carefully. Unfortunately no guidelines are yet available for the indications and the preferred mode of treatment, and length of therapy of infantile renal candidiasis.

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