Unilateral ureteral obstruction caused by Aspergillus, subgenus Nidulantes in a patient on steroid therapy

A case report and review of the literature

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Abstract

Urinary tract obstructions caused by Aspergillus bezoars has been reported on rare occasions. We describe in this paper an unusual case caused by an isolate of the Aspergillus nidulantes subgenus, and review the literature on 13 additional cases of ureteral obstruction due to renoureteric aspergillosis so as to provide the characteristics of this disease entity. Our case presented with a unilateral ureteral obstruction and acute renal failure due to Aspergillus bezoars. The patient was immunocompromised having received corticosteroid therapy for chronic obstructive lung disease and bronchiectasis. She was treated successfully with antifungal chemotherapy, including amphotericin B followed by oral voriconazole for about two months and had a percutaneous nephrostomy for one month. The patient's renal function completely recovered after hemodialysis maintenance for six months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-652
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Mycology
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 26

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Ureteral Obstruction
intestinal obstruction
bezoars
Aspergillus
Bezoars
steroids
Steroids
case studies
therapeutics
Percutaneous Nephrostomy
hemodialysis
Bronchiectasis
Aspergillosis
aspergillosis
amphotericin B
urinary tract
Immunocompromised Host
Amphotericin B
renal failure
renal function

Keywords

  • Amphotericin B
  • Aspergillosis
  • Immunocompromised host
  • Ureteral obstruction
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Infectious Diseases

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