[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Isolated renal mucormycosis (IRM) in an immunocompetent child is extremely rare condition and carries a grave prognosis. We report an 18-month-old child with IRM who was managed successfully with amphotericin B and nephrectomy.
Indian Journal of Nephrology 09/2014; 24(5):321-3.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Mucormycosis remains a devastating invasive fungal infection, with high mortality rates even after active management. The disease is being reported at an alarming frequency over the past decades from India. Indian mucormycosis has certain unique features. Rhino-orbito-cerebral presentation associated with uncontrolled diabetes is the predominant characteristic. Isolated renal mucormycosis has emerged as a new clinical entity. Apophysomyces elegans and Rhizopus homothallicus are emerging species in this region and uncommon agents such as Mucor irregularis and Thamnostylum lucknowense are also being reported. This review focuses on these distinct features of mucormycosis observed in India.
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