Petriellidium boydii infection of the knee: a case report

Skeletal Radiol. 1982;9(2):114-7. doi: 10.1007/BF00360494.


A case of Petriellidium boydii (synonym: Allescheria boydii) infection of the knee joint is described. It followed a penetrating soft tissue injury with a pitchfork. Such infections are rare in this country and bone involvement has not been recorded previously except in maduramycosis contracted in tropical areas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Infectious / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / etiology
  • Ascomycota
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint* / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Mycoses / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiography