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Aspergillus osteomyelitis. Report of four cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7114084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Four cases of Aspergillus osteomyelitis are presented and the world literature is reviewed, for a total of 19 cases. Aspergillus osteomyelitis is largely a disease of immunosuppressed hosts, although wound and other infections in "normal" hosts are seen. In children, contiguous spread from an adjacent pulmonary infection is most common, whereas in adults hematogenous spread is the rule. The survival rate in immunocompromised patients is poor, whereas the cure rate is uniform in "normal" hosts. A combined medical-surgical therapeutic approach has been used most often and seems appropriate.
Authors:
K J Tack; F S Rhame; B Brown; R C Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1982 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-10-12     Completed Date:  1982-10-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-300     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acetabulum
Aspergillosis / diagnosis*,  therapy
Hip Joint
Hip Prosthesis
Humans
Joint Diseases / diagnosis
Male
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / diagnosis*,  therapy
Postoperative Complications
Spinal Diseases / diagnosis

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