A case of successful treatment of mucor pyelonephritis in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  • Shashi Ranjani
  • Intezar Mehdi
  • Shivakumar Swamy
  • S Sudhakar
  • N Srivatsa
Keywords: Fungal infection, Leukemia, Mucormycosis, Pediatric, Renal

Abstract

Invasive fungal infection (IFI) is a known complication in children with malignancy. Mucormycosis is a rare cause of IFI in children receiving chemotherapy. Isolated renal involvement of mucormycosis is extremely rare and carries a grave prognosis. A high index of suspicion and early management with antifungals and surgery is essential in the treatment of mucormycosis. Here, we describe a child with mucor pyelonephritis treated successfully with antifungals and surgery with the review of literature.

Published
2018-03-20
How to Cite
Ranjani, S., Mehdi, I., Swamy, S., Sudhakar, S., & Srivatsa, N. (2018). A case of successful treatment of mucor pyelonephritis in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 4(2), 109-111. Retrieved from http://atharvapub.net/index.php/IJCR/article/view/825
Section
Case Report