An autopsy case of renal candidiasis

Alka Mary Mathai, Ritesh G. Menezes, Ramadas Naik, Tanuj Kanchan, Suneet Kumar, Gopalkrishna Bhat, Aman Chauhan, Mayur Rai

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Systemic candidiasis is the most frequently encountered opportunistic fungal infection, the kidneys being primarily affected in 80% of the cases. Most of the cases are fatal, diagnosed either very late for effective therapeutic intervention or are documented only at postmortem examination. We, herein, report a case of renal candidiasis in an elderly male who died in the hospital while undergoing treatment for head injury and multiple fractures sustained following a road traffic incident. Renal candidiasis with fungal balls obstructing the pelvicalyceal system was diagnosed at autopsy, which may have contributed to death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2009

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Candidiasis
road traffic
Autopsy
incident
death
Kidney
examination
Mycoses
Opportunistic Infections
Craniocerebral Trauma
Therapeutics

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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Mathai, A. M., Menezes, R. G., Naik, R., Kanchan, T., Kumar, S., Bhat, G., ... Rai, M. (2009). An autopsy case of renal candidiasis. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 16(1), 31-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2008.05.021
Mathai, Alka Mary ; Menezes, Ritesh G. ; Naik, Ramadas ; Kanchan, Tanuj ; Kumar, Suneet ; Bhat, Gopalkrishna ; Chauhan, Aman ; Rai, Mayur. / An autopsy case of renal candidiasis. In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 31-34.
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