Periprosthetic hip joint infection with Aspergillus terreus: A clinical case and a review of the literature

Rachel M. Bartash, Yi Guo, John B. Pope, Michael H. Levi, Wendy A. Szymczak, Nidhi Saraiya, Priya Nori

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Abstract

Fungal periprosthetic joint infections due to Aspergillus species are rare but are associated with significant cost and morbidity. We present a case of Asperigillus terreus prosthetic joint infection of the hip. The patient was successfully treated with a prolonged course of systemic antifungals along with surgical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Aspergillus terreus
  • Fungal prosthetic joint infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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