Successful management of renal mucormycosis with antifungal
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Mucormycosis is an opportunistic infection of the human body, seen mainly in immunosuppressed states. Renal involvement usually occurs in disseminated forms and is seen in up to 19% of such cases. Isolated renal involvement has usually been reported as case reports. However, a majority of the patients (75%) suffering from isolated renal mucormycosis in India are apparently healthy individuals.The standard treatment is early surgical debridement along with systemic antifungal therapy. Despite this, the mortality remains high.We report a case of isolated extensive renal mucormycosis in an immunocompetent adult, who was successfully managed conservatively without surgical debridement. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case where antifungal therapy alone was sufficient even with such an extensive involvement...

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