The longest use of liposomal amphotericin B and 5-fluorocytosine in neonatal renal candidiasis

Biyikli N., Tugtepe H., Akpinar I., Alpay H. , Ozek E.

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, cilt.19, sa.7, ss.801-804, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00467-004-1463-7
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.801-804


Bilateral fungal obstruction of the renal collecting system is rare in infancy. Treatment options include medical or surgical procedures. Reports of successful medical treatment with liposomal amphotericin B have been published but the duration of treatment is controversial. We report a 3-week-old preterm baby with myelomeningocele who had experienced acute renal failure related to bilateral renal fungus balls, which improved with percutaneous nephrostomy and 12 weeks of liposomal amphotericin B intravenously combined with 5-fluorocytosine orally for 9 weeks.