Isolated Candida parapsilosis arthritis in a heroin addict

J Rheumatol. Jul-Aug 1979;6(4):447-50.

Abstract

A case of isolated Candida parapsilosis arthritis involving the shoulder of a heroin addict is described. Amphotericin B successfully eradicated the infection after failure of flucytosine. Optimal therapy for this condition has not been determined.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Infectious / complications
  • Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Arthritis, Infectious / etiology*
  • Candidiasis*
  • Endocarditis / complications
  • Flucytosine / therapeutic use
  • Heroin Dependence / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Shoulder / microbiology

Substances

  • Amphotericin B
  • Flucytosine