The management of renal candidiasis in the newborn

Ucsel R., Coban A., Metin F., Yucer G., Ziylan O., Tonguc E., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.38, no.2, pp.239-243, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-243
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Renal candidiasis in the neonate is encountered Infrequently. We report a newborn with ichthyosis, who during the hospital course had five episodes of culture-proven sepsis, probably due to skin lesions. For these infections various antibiotic combinations were used. During the therapy of the last sepsis attack, unilateral hydronephrosis developed secondary to renal candidiasis. Percutaneous nephrostomy with amphotericin B irrigation, coupled with five weeks of intravenous amphotericin B therapy was successful. We believe that with this approach the mortality and morbidity of renal candidiasis could be reduced.