Candidal psoas abscess following persistent pyuria in a renal transplant recipient


Ozgur N. , Seyahi N., Sili U., Oruc M., Mete B., Ataman R., ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.46, no.1, pp.269-273, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-012-0316-8
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-273

Abstract

Candidal infections occur commonly in renal transplant recipients especially in genitourinary system. Although the epidemiology of candiduria has not been well characterized in renal transplant population, it is the most common cause of fungal infections. However, candidal psoas abscess is very rare in the literature. We report a 42-year-old male renal transplant recipient with prolonged pyuria and candiduria followed by candidal psoas abscess formation. The treatment consisted of prolonged antifungal therapy along with percutaneous drainage. However, eventually, a surgical drainage had to be performed for the successful eradication.