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 2012

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Aspergillosis
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Osteomyelitis
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Debridement
Histology
Therapeutics
Shoulder Prosthesis

Keywords

  • Antifungal pharmacology
  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspergillus
  • Osteomyelitis

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Aspergillus osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus : A case report. / Hall, Gregory L.; Villanueva-Siles, Esperanza; Borzykowski, Ross M.; Gruson, Konrad I.; Dorfman, Howard D.; Geller, David S.

In: Skeletal Radiology, Vol. 41, No. 8, 08.2012, p. 1021-1025.

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Hall, Gregory L. ; Villanueva-Siles, Esperanza ; Borzykowski, Ross M. ; Gruson, Konrad I. ; Dorfman, Howard D. ; Geller, David S. / Aspergillus osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus : A case report. In: Skeletal Radiology. 2012 ; Vol. 41, No. 8. pp. 1021-1025.
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