Successful management of a renal fungal ball in a pretermature neonate: A case report and review of literature.

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Successful management of a renal fungal ball in a pretermature neonate: A case report and review of literature.

J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jul;18(3):121-3

Authors: Raghunath BV, Gowrishankar BC, Narendrababu M, Ramesh S

Abstract
Invasive fungal infection is common in the present day NICUs - generally manifesting as candiduria or candida sepsis. Fungal balls in the kidneys are very uncommon and most are amenable to higher antifungal agents. However, we had a child who did not respond to such measures and ultimately needed a surgical removal of the fungal ball in his kidney. We report this case along with a review of literature to highlight about this uncommon, but an important cause of persistent sepsis in pre-term infants and to review the treatment options including a surgical removal.

PMID: 24019645 [PubMed]