"I have chicken fat in my urine!" A case of Candida tropicalis induced emphysematous pyelitis.

Citation data:

Medical mycology case reports, ISSN: 2211-7539, Vol: 10, Page: 27-8

Publication Year:
2015
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Repository URL:
https://touroscholar.touro.edu/nymc_fac_pubs/10; https://touroscholar.touro.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1010&context=nymc_fac_pubs
PMID:
26909246
DOI:
10.1016/j.mmcr.2016.01.004
PMCID:
PMC4744336
Author(s):
Alansari, Ahmed; Borras, Manuel Duran; Boma, Noella
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV; Touro Scholar
Tags:
Immunology and Microbiology; Medicine; Candida tropicalis; Emphysematous pyelitis; Medicine and Health Sciences
article description
A patient with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus presented with fever and flank pain. A computed tomography scan showed free air within both collecting systems. A diagnosis of emphysematous pyelitis was made after other alternative diagnoses were ruled out. Urine culture grew Candida tropicalis. The emphysematous pyelitis resolved with conservative management using antifungal therapy.