Osteomyelitis due to Pseudallescheria boydii

South Med J. 1993 Feb;86(2):231-4. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199302000-00020.

Abstract

This report describes an unusual opportunistic fungal infection in an immunocompetent young man who had no cutaneous involvement and whose infection was diagnosed 6 years after an accident. The unusual clinical presentation and difficulties in making a correct diagnosis are discussed and prophylactic antifungal chemotherapy is suggested.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / microbiology
  • Arthritis, Infectious / surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Ketoconazole / administration & dosage
  • Ketoconazole / therapeutic use
  • Knee Joint*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Mycetoma / diagnosis*
  • Mycetoma / microbiology
  • Mycetoma / surgery
  • Osteomyelitis / diagnosis*
  • Osteomyelitis / microbiology
  • Osteomyelitis / surgery
  • Pseudallescheria*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Substances

  • Ketoconazole