Fungal arthritis due to Pseudallescheria boydii (Scedosporium apiospermum)

J Rheumatol. 1994 Apr;21(4):766-8.

Abstract

Musculoskeletal infections by fungal agents are uncommon conditions. Pseudallescheria boydii is an ubiquitous saprophytic fungus frequently involved in maduromycosis but rarely in septic arthritis. We describe a case of Pseudallescheria boydii destructive suppurative arthritis and osteomyelitis of the knee in an adult Guadeloupean man. Osteoarticular infections due to Pseudallescheria boydii are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Infectious / diagnosis
  • Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Arthritis, Infectious / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Ketoconazole / therapeutic use
  • Knee Joint
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycetoma / diagnosis
  • Mycetoma / drug therapy
  • Mycetoma / etiology*
  • Pseudallescheria* / isolation & purification
  • Pseudallescheria* / ultrastructure

Substances

  • Ketoconazole