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Isolated Renal Mucormycosis in an Immunocompetent Child: A Rare Case Report

Sara S Dhanawade, Gouri C Rajput

Keywords : Amphotericin B, Immunocompetent, Nephrectomy, Renal mucormycosis

Citation Information : Dhanawade SS, Rajput GC. Isolated Renal Mucormycosis in an Immunocompetent Child: A Rare Case Report. Pediatr Inf Dis 2020; 2 (4):152-154.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1282

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Isolated renal mucormycosis (IRM) is a life-threatening and extremely rare entity in immunocompetent children. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of mucormycosis using clinical and laboratory parameters can be difficult leading to high mortality. We report a case of IRM in a 3-year-old immunocompetent child who was successfully managed with amphotericin B and nephrectomy. A high index of suspicion, early diagnosis, and aggressive treatment with antifungal and surgery is critical for a favorable outcome.

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