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Urinary ascites and anuria caused by bilateral fungal balls in a premature infant
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    Dear Editor,

    I have seen a similar case of urinary ascites in a neonate due to renal candidiasis. Our patient was initially admitted with an innitial impression of partia gut obstruction vs Necrotizing enterocolitis due to presenting symtom of abdominal distention. Emergency exlap was done were ascites and pyuria from the right kidney was discovered.Drainage of the ascites was done. A sample was collected and s...

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    Urinary extravasation as "pop-off" valve
    • Adrian H Sie, Doctor
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      • Neil Patel and Neil Spenceley

    Dear Editor

    We have seen a similar case of urinary ascites in a neonate due to renal candidiasis as Ku et al.[1]

    Our patient also had a good outcome following drainage of the ascites, nephrostomy insertion and extended antifungal treatment. We would suggest that intraperitoneal extravasation, manifest as a perinephric urinoma or as urinary ascites, may act as a “pop-off” mechanism to release the p...

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