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Concomitant renal and prostatic aspergillosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10481959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aspergillosis limited to the urinary tract is a rare disease seen most often in patients with altered immune status. Only 19 cases of renal aspergillosis including 3 with AIDS and 4 cases of isolated prostatic aspergillosis have been reported. We report the first case of concomitant renal and prostatic aspergillosis in a non-immunocompromised patient who presented with pyrexia of unknown origin and with dysuria. The diagnosis was based on the demonstration of characteristic hyphal elements on direct microscopy and isolation of the fungus in the culture of pus from the kidney. In view of obstructive prostatic enlargement and left non-functioning renal mass, transurethral resection of the prostate and left nephrectomy were performed in a single session with successful outcome. The aetiopathogenesis and brief review of the literature are discussed.
A K Hemal; M Talwar; A Dinda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urology and nephrology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0301-1623     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urol Nephrol     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-18     Completed Date:  1999-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0262521     Medline TA:  Int Urol Nephrol     Country:  HUNGARY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography
Kidney Diseases / complications*,  microbiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Middle Aged
Prostatic Diseases / complications*,  microbiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Prostatic Hyperplasia / complications,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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