[Fungus-induced arthritis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum (Pseudallescheria Boydii)]

Z Rheumatol. Jul-Aug 1991;50(4):219-21.
[Article in German]


Scedosporium (monosporium) apiospermum is the most common causative agent of maduro mycosis. Recent research reports claim that this fungus can also induce arthritis. We report on the disease in a woman from a rural area who was admitted to our clinic because of arthritis symptoms. We were able to detect Scedosporium apiospermum, i.e., it was probably a fungus-induced arthritis which had developed after an intraarticular steroid injection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Agricultural Workers' Diseases / drug therapy
  • Agricultural Workers' Diseases / microbiology*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Arthritis, Infectious / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ketoconazole / therapeutic use
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycetoma / drug therapy
  • Mycetoma / microbiology*
  • Pseudallescheria / drug effects
  • Pseudallescheria / isolation & purification
  • Pseudallescheria / pathogenicity*
  • Synovial Fluid / microbiology
  • Synovial Membrane / microbiology


  • Ketoconazole