Renal candidiasis of the infant: Ultrasound evaluation

H. L. Cohen, J. O. Haller, S. Schechter, T. Slovis, R. Merola, D. H. Eaton

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Abstract

Sonographic diagnosis of 3 cases of renal candidiasis led to early diagnosis and treatment. Echogenic densities within a dilated pyelocalyceal system appeared to be the classic finding for obstructing candidal bezoars or candidal pyonephrosis in the premature neonate. Sonography was useful in guiding diagnostic and therapeutic percutaneous nephrostomies of very premature (900 and 750 g) infants. The ultrasonic findings of moderate echogenicity within dilated collecting systems in premature infants suggest pyonephrosis. Candidiasis should be considered as a prime cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalUrologic Radiology
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Kidney, iatrogenic complications
  • Pyonephrosis
  • Renal candidiasis
  • Ultrasound, neonatal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology

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