Volume 4, Issue 2 (June 2018)                   Curr Med Mycol 2018, 4(2): 32-35 | Back to browse issues page


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lotfali E, Abolghasemi S, Gatmirimotahhari F, Alizadeh M, Arab-Mazar Z. Complicated bilateral fungal emphysematous pyelonephritis in a 55-year-old diabetic female: A case report and review of literature. Curr Med Mycol. 2018; 4 (2) :32-35
URL: http://cmm.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-191-en.html
Abstract:   (189 Views)
Background and Purpose: Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rare and serious disease causing acute renal failure. Diabetes is a major risk factor for this infection.
Case report: Herein, we present the case of a 55-year-old female patient with diabetes and EPN caused by Candida albicans. The infection was complicated with endophthalmitis and endocarditis. The results of antifungal susceptibility analysis showed that C. albicans was resistant to fluconazole and susceptible to amphotericin-B and itraconazole. Infection could be controlled by amphotericin-B followed by itraconazole therapy, and the patient was discharged in good condition while receiving antifungal therapy.
Conclusion: Complicated pyelonephritis with unusual microorganisms should be considered in patients with diabetes and urinary symptoms
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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Medical Mycology
Received: 2018/03/13 | Accepted: 2018/08/28 | Published: 2018/10/7

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