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Candida infections of the bladder and kidneys

Gary M Cox, MD
Carol A Kauffman, MD
Section Editor
Kieren A Marr, MD
Deputy Editor
Anna R Thorner, MD


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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