A case of Candida albicans fungus balls in the urinary tract appeared during the course of antifungal treatment for Candida endophthalmitis - Abstract

Fungus balls have been rarely implicated as a cause of urinary tract obstruction.

Here, we report a case of Candida albicans fungus balls in the urinary tract after the treatment of Candida endophthalmitis that has enough periods and adequate amount of antifungal agents. The patient completely recovered from this rare complication by irrigating through single-J stent and changing antifungal agents. Here we emphasize that we should take into account not only the susceptibility test results but also the difference in excretion route and tissue distribution of antifungal agents.

Written by:
Onozawa K, Miyake N, Iwasaki N, Nishida R, Chong Y, Shimoda S, Shimono N, Akashi K.   Are you the author?
Department of Medicine and Biosystemic Science, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan.  

Reference: J Infect Chemother. 2015 May 8. pii: S1341-321X(15)00102-6.
doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2015.04.009

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 26027905

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