Fungemia and renal fungus ball formation with Candida norvegensis in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Kurucu N., KUL S., TOSUN İ., ERDURAN E., Koksal I.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.53, no.4, pp.448-451, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.448-451
  • Keywords: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, invasive fungal infection, renal candidiasis, Candida norvegensis
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Invasive fungal infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in pediatric cancer patients. Candida species are the most frequently isolated pathogen. Candida species may cause bloodstream and deep-seated infection in neutropenic children with cancer. The gastrointestinal system, lung, liver and spleen are the most frequently involved organs. Isolated renal involvement presented as abscess formation has been reported rarely in children with cancer. Herein, we report a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who presented with renal abscess and fungus ball formation due to Candida norvegensis, which is an unusual cause of infection.