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Primary renal zygomycosis due to Rhizopus oryzae.

Abstract

Primary renal zygomycosis is a rare fungal infection, and only 45 cases have been reported in the literature. The major etiologic agents of the disease were Mucor spp., Rhizomucor spp., Rhizopus spp. and Absidia spp. Here we report a case of primary renal zygomycosis due to Rhizopus oryzae infection. The patient had systemic lupus erythematosus and was treated with corticosteroids. He had frequent micturition, urodynia and passed amorphous and membranous-looking masses through the urethra several times prior to admission. Histopathological examination of the mass showed numerous broad and nonseptate hyphae. Rhizopus oryzae was isolated from the mass. We also reviewed the clinical features of primary renal zygomycosis in the literature.

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  • Authors

    Yu J, Li RY

    Institution

    Department of Dermatology and Research Center of Medical Mycology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, PR China.

    Source

    Medical mycology : official publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology 44:5 2006 Aug pg 461-6

    MeSH

    Adult
    Amphotericin B
    Antifungal Agents
    Cyclophosphamide
    Fatal Outcome
    Glucocorticoids
    Humans
    Hyphae
    Immunosuppressive Agents
    Kidney Diseases
    Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
    Male
    Microscopy
    Mucormycosis
    Prednisone
    Pulse Therapy, Drug
    Rhizopus

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16882613