Acute Renal Failure during Sepsis Caused by Mucor spp. – a Case Report

Authors: J. Čupera;  H. Řihová;  I. Čundrle;  P. Brychta;  D. Seidlová
Authors‘ workplace: ARO FN Brno-Bohunice, přednosta doc. MUDr. Ivan Čundrle, CSc. Klinika popálenin a plastické chirurgie FN Brno-Bohunice, přednosta doc. MUDr. Pavel Brychta, CSc.
Published in: Anest. intenziv. Med., , 2001, č. 6, s. 311-313


Severely burned patient developed a septic state during the in-hospital treatment; the causative agent was identified as Mucor spp. During thetherapy with intravenous immunoglobulines, possibly in combination with amphotericine B, the patient developed an acute renal failure. In the paperthere are reviewed the mechanisms of renal impairment during the treatment with drugs outlined above, and the protective measures targeted againstthose adverse effects.

Key words:
amphotericine B – IVIg – burns – acute renal failure

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Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Inten Intensive Care Medicine
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