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Primary Aspergillus osteomyelitis of the sternum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1929646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report 2 cases of primary sternal osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus; previously reported cases have been complications of sternotomy. Both patients were healthy young men with recent intravenous drug abuse. No other focus or predisposing factors were found. Both were treated with partial sternectomy and chondrectomy; 1 received long-term amphotericin B therapy. Both are doing well 2 1/2 years after operation. Drug usage, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and medical immunosuppression may lead to other cases.
W A Walker; J W Pate
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-13     Completed Date:  1991-11-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  868-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis 38163.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis* / radiography,  surgery
Osteomyelitis / microbiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / complications

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