Post-tsunami primary Scedosporium apiospermum osteomyelitis of the knee in an immunocompetent patient

Andrea Angelini, Gabriele Drago, Pietro Ruggieri

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Abstract

Scedosporium apiospermum is a filamentous fungus present in soil and polluted waters that may cause infection by direct inoculation. Osteomyelitis represents a challenge both for diagnosis and treatment. We report a case of post-tsunami primary S. apiospermum osteomyelitis of the knee in an immunocompetent patient.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Antifungal therapy
  • Fungal osteomyelitis
  • Pseudallescheria boydii
  • Scedosporiosis
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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