| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2013 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 121-123
Successful management of a renal fungal ball in a pretermature neonate: A case report and review of literature
BV Raghunath, BC Gowrishankar, M Narendrababu, S Ramesh
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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