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J Assoc Physicians India. 2003 Sep;51:919-20.

Bilateral renal papillary necrosis due to Candida infection in a diabetic patient presenting as anuria.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and RI(DU), Porur, Chennai-116.


A 38 years insulin-dependent diabetic male, with nephropathy on antituberculous treatment presented with painless frank hematuria followed by anuria for a day which was associated with fever. Ultrasonogram of the abdomen showed bilateral hydroureteronephrosis. Necrotic papillae were retrieved after ureteroscopy which on histopathological examination and culture showed Candida albicans. This was successfully treated with fluconazole and ureteroscopic removal of necrotic papillae.

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