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Renal fungal ball
  1. M Wimalendra,
  2. A Reece,
  3. R M Nicholl
  1. Neonatal Unit, Northwick Park Hospital, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, Harrow HA1 3UJ, UK;

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    Preterm infants are prone to fungal infections because of immaturity of their host defence systems (immunology and skin). Other risk factors include multiple antibiotic therapy, prolonged use of umbilical or percutaneous catheters, total parenteral nutrition, colonisation and/or past mucocutaneous candidiasis, low birth weight, endotracheal tube placement, and …

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