Aspergillus osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus: A case report

Gregory L. Hall, Esperanza Villanueva-Siles, Ross M. Borzykowski, Konrad I. Gruson, Howard D. Dorfman, David S. Geller

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Abstract

Aspergillus: osteomyelitis is an extremely rare manifestation of invasive aspergillosis. Generally, patients in states of significant immune deficiency are very susceptible to invasive aspergillosis. We report a case of Aspergillus osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus in an immunocompetent patient that required aggressive oral antifungal therapy, surgical debridement, and placement of an antifungalimpregnated cement spacer. Subsequently, her shoulder was reconstructed using a reverse total shoulder prosthesis The clinical course, radiographic findings, histology, and management rationale are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1021-1025
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume41
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

Keywords

  • Antifungal pharmacology
  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspergillus
  • Osteomyelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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