Survival of a premature neonate with obstructive anuria due to Candida: the role of early sonographic diagnosis and antimycotic treatment

O. Yadin, D. Gradus Ben-Ezer, A. Golan, I. Sober, Y. Barki, R. Carmi

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Abstract

A low birth weight premature neonate with systemic candidiasis developed complete renal obstruction by fungus balls, diagnosed by ultrasonography. The neonate was treated with temporary urinary diversion, amphotericin B, 5-fluocytosine and survived. This case emphasizes the need for a high index of suspicion of renal obstruction by fungus balls in neonates with systemic candidiasis when renal function deteriorates. In such cases early urinary diversion can be life-saving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume147
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amphotericin B, 5-Fluocytosine
  • Fungal balls
  • Renal candidiasis
  • Systemic candidiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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