Neonatal renal failure due to obstructive candidal bezoars

Pediatr Nephrol. 1997 Aug;11(4):497-8. doi: 10.1007/s004670050326.


Acute renal failure (ARF) developed in a 7-week-old infant due to bilateral candidal bezoars (fungal balls) causing obstruction at the pelviureteric junction. The baby was born at term with an appropriate birthweight, and had been treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics for respiratory distress and septicemia during the 1st week of life. Recovery from ARF followed renal decompression with bilateral nephrostomy tube placement and parenteral administration of amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / etiology*
  • Candidiasis / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male