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Invasive aspergillosis with polyarthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15601460     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of septic arthritis of multiple joints in an 18-year-old male caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. His initial presentation was of low-grade fever followed by involvement of both knee and ankle joints. Later, there was also involvement of metacarpophalangeal joints. Diagnosis was based on biopsy and culture of the skin and joint lesions. The symptoms resolved readily under administration of itraconazole. We recommend that clinicians should be alerted of potential fungal etiology in cases of fever and chronic arthritis, which is unresponsive to conventional medical therapy.
S F Mekan; O Saeed; J A Khan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0933-7407     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-16     Completed Date:  2005-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  518-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Joint
Antifungal Agents / pharmacology,  therapeutic use
Arthritis / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Aspergillosis / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Aspergillus fumigatus / isolation & purification*
Itraconazole / pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
Knee Joint
Metacarpophalangeal Joint
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 84625-61-6/Itraconazole

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