An autopsy case of renal candidiasis.
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Systemic candidiasis is the most frequently encountered opportunistic fungal infection, the kidneys being primarily affected in 80% of the cases. Most of the cases are fatal, diagnosed either very late for effective therapeutic intervention or are documented only at postmortem examination. We, herein, report a case of renal candidiasis in an elderly male who died in the hospital while undergoing treatment for head injury and multiple fractures sustained following a road traffic incident. Renal candidiasis with fungal balls obstructing the pelvicalyceal system was diagnosed at autopsy, which may have contributed to death.