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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 7 ( 2017 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Isolated Renal Mucormycosis in Immunocompetent Children: A Report of two Cases

Dharmendra Bhadauria, Kirti Naranje, Anupama Kaul

Keywords : Mucormycosis, renal biopsy, zygomycosis

Citation Information : Bhadauria D, Naranje K, Kaul A. Isolated Renal Mucormycosis in Immunocompetent Children: A Report of two Cases. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (7):457-459.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_184_17

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Isolated renal mucormycosis is a rare entity in children. It is potentially fatal when not detected and managed early with antifungal therapy, and surgery as and when needed. We present two immunocompetent children who developed this infection and subsequently succumbed to it. The diagnosis was established postmortem on renal biopsy specimens. We also discuss the 9 cases of isolated renal involvement in children published in literature.


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