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