Candidal mycetoma in the neonatal kidney.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the natural history of renal mycetoma (fungal balls) in the neonate. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of all neonatal intensive care unit patients with systemic candidiasis and sonographic evidence of renal mycetoma admitted to the Duke University Medical Center between January 1, 1993, and July 1, 1998. RESULTS: Fourteen patients were reviewed. Three died from fungemia, and 3 died from other causes months after completing treatment. Ten patients had urine cultures obtained within 1 week of diagnosis; each had a positive routine or fungal urine culture for candida. The rate of improvement of renal mycetoma by ultrasound was variable, ranging from 10 days to 4 months and was not predictive of survival or long-term renal function. All patients who were discharged from the hospital had creatinine

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benjamin, DK; Fisher, RG; McKinney, RE

Published Date

  • November 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 104 / 5 Pt 1

Start / End Page

  • 1126 - 1129

PubMed ID

  • 10545558

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10545558

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.104.5.1126


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States