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Septic arthritis due to tubercular and Aspergillus co-infection.

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Indian J Orthop

Source : Indian J Orthop

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Orthopaedics

Year : 2016

Abstract : spergillus septic arthritis is a rare and serious medical and surgical problem. It occurs mainly in immunocompromised patients. Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common causative organism followed by Aspergillus flavus. The most common site affected is knee followed by shoulder, ankle, wrist, hip and sacroiliac joint. Debridement and voriconazole are primary treatment of articular aspergilosis. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reported cases of co-infection of tuberculosis (TB) and Aspergillus infecting joints. We report a case of co-infection of TB and A. flavus of hip and knee of a 60-year-old male, with type 2 diabetes mellitus. He was treated with debridement, intravenous voriconazole, and antitubercular drugs.

Cite this Research Publication : M. Kumar, Jai Thilak, Zahoor, A., and Jyothi, A., “Septic arthritis due to tubercular and Aspergillus co-infection.”, Indian J Orthop, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 327-30, 2016.

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