An autopsy case of renal candidiasis

Alka Mary Mathai, Ritesh G. Menezes, Ramadas Naik, Tanuj Kanchan, Suneet Kumar, Gopalkrishna Bhat, Aman Chauhan, Mayur Rai

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Systemic candidiasis is the most frequently encountered opportunistic fungal infection, the kidneys being primarily affected in 80% of the cases. Most of the cases are fatal, diagnosed either very late for effective therapeutic intervention or are documented only at postmortem examination. We, herein, report a case of renal candidiasis in an elderly male who died in the hospital while undergoing treatment for head injury and multiple fractures sustained following a road traffic incident. Renal candidiasis with fungal balls obstructing the pelvicalyceal system was diagnosed at autopsy, which may have contributed to death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law


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