Prosthetic Finger Joint Infection Due to Aspergillus terreus

Takaaki Kobayashi, Ericka Lawler, Hasan Samra, Bradley Ford, Poorani Sekar

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Abstract

Fungal periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) are rare but associated with significant mortality. We report a case of a finger PJI secondary to Aspergillus terreus in an immunocompetent patient with soil exposure, successfully treated with surgical debridement and voriconazole. Identification of A terreus is important because of intrinsic amphotericin B resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofaa614
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aspergillus terreus
  • fungal prosthetic joint infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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