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Yeast perinephric abscess: report of a case and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1617052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of yeast perinephric abscess and review 11 other published cases. This rare entity occurs primarily in patients who have diabetes mellitus, who have recently undergone surgery, or who have urinary tract obstruction. The clinical illness is often subacute or chronic with nonspecific symptoms. Candida and Torulopsis species are the reported etiologic agents. Successful therapy usually consists of percutaneous or surgical drainage of the abscess. Overall mortality is 25%; however, no patient in this series died as a direct result of perinephric infection.
K P High; V J Quagliarello
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-06     Completed Date:  1992-08-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Candidiasis* / diagnosis,  therapy
Kidney Diseases / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy

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