A case of Candida albicans fungus balls in the urinary tract appeared during the course of antifungal treatment for Candida endophthalmitis

Kyoko Onozawa, Noriko Miyake, Noriko Iwasaki, Ruriko Nishida, Yong Jeong, Shinji Shimoda, Nobuyuki Shimono, Koichi Akashi

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Abstract

Fungus balls have been rarely implicated as a cause of urinary tract obstruction. Here, we report a case of Candida albicans fungus balls in the urinary tract after the treatment of Candida endophthalmitis that has enough periods and adequate amount of antifungal agents. The patient completely recovered from this rare complication by irrigating through single-J stent and changing antifungal agents. Here we emphasize that we should take into account not only the susceptibility test results but also the difference in excretion route and tissue distribution of antifungal agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-690
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

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Endophthalmitis
Antifungal Agents
Candida albicans
Urinary Tract
Candida
Fungi
Tissue Distribution
Stents
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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