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Candida infections of the bladder and kidneys

INTRODUCTION

Funguria is common in hospitalized patients and is generally benign. Invasive infection of the kidney is unusual and is difficult to treat. The vast majority of fungal infections of the kidney and bladder result from Candida albicans and other Candida species. A variety of other fungi can rarely involve the kidney as a result of disseminated infection. These include:

Aspergillus species

Fusarium species

Trichosporon species

Mucorales (eg, Rhizopus, Mucor species)

                       

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Literature review current through: Jun 2014. | This topic last updated: Mar 31, 2014.
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