Disseminated Histoplasmosis Presenting as Urinary Tract Obstruction in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Keith R. Superdock, J. Stephen Dummer, Michael O. Koch, David M. Gilliam, David H. Van Buren, William A. Nylander, Robert E. Richie, Robert C. MacDonell, H. Keith Johnson, J. Harold Helderman

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Abstract

Disseminated histoplasmosis occasionally involves the kidney, but the infection usually does not cause either urinary symptoms or a decrease in renal function. We present a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a renal transplant recipient who presented with urinary obstruction in the allograft from a sloughed renal papilla infected with the fungus. At the same time the patient had chronic meningitis from Histoplasma capsulatum. The literature on renal involvement with histoplasmosis is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-604
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Keywords

  • Renal transplantation
  • histoplasmosis
  • papillary necrosis
  • urinary tract obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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Superdock, K. R., Dummer, J. S., Koch, M. O., Gilliam, D. M., Van Buren, D. H., Nylander, W. A., Richie, R. E., MacDonell, R. C., Johnson, H. K., & Helderman, J. H. (1994). Disseminated Histoplasmosis Presenting as Urinary Tract Obstruction in a Renal Transplant Recipient. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 23(4), 600-604. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0272-6386(12)80386-6