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


  • 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-fluorocytosine 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.

publication date

  • January 1, 1988