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J Nephropathol. 2012;1(3): 188-189.
doi: 10.5812/nephropathol.8121
PMID: 24475414
PMCID: PMC3886155
Scopus ID: 84924933250
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Brief Report

An unusual cause of renal failure: Disseminated mucormycosis

Pranav Dalal 1 * , Madhukar Misra 1

1 Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.
*Corresponding author: Dr. Pranav Dalal, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO,USA. Telephone: +1-573-882-7992, Fax: +1-573-884--839, dalalp@health.missouri.edu
Keywords: Renal failure, Mucormycosis, Diabetes mellitus, Chronic renal failure

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Renal mucormycosis is a rare but important cause of acute renal failure in critically ill patient. However, control of underlying condition, intravenous Amphotericin B and debridement of infected tissues may be life saver.

Please cite this paper as: Dalal P, Misra M. An unusual cause of renal failure: Disseminated mucormycosis. J Nephropathology. 2012; 1(3): 188-189. DOI: 10.5812/nephropathol.8121

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