Septic arthritis as the first sign of Candida tropicalis fungaemia in an acute lymphoid leukemia patient

Septic arthritis as the first sign of Candida tropicalis fungaemia in an acute lymphoid leukemia patient

Autor Vicari, Perla Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pinheiro, Ronald Feitosa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Chauffaille, Maria de Lourdes Lopes Ferrari Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Yamamoto, Mihoko Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Figueiredo, Maria Stella Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Fungal infections caused by Candida species have increased in incidence during the past two decades in England, North America and Europe. Candidal arthritis is rare in patients who are not intravenous drug users or are who not using a prostheses. We report the case of a 24-year-old man with acute lymphoid leukemia, who developed Candida tropicalis arthritis during an aplastic period after chemotherapy. This is the eighth case described in the literature of C. tropicalis causing arthritis without intra-articular inoculation. We call attention to an unusual first sign of fungal infection: septic arthritis without intra-articular inoculation. However, this case differs from the other seven, since despite therapy a fast and lethal evolution was observed. We reviewed reported cases, incidence, risk factors, mortality and treatment of neutropenic patients with fungal infections.
Palavra-chave Septic arthritis
Candida tropicalis
fungal infections
Candida tropicalis arthritis
systemic candidiasis
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2003-12-01
Publicado em Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 7, n. 6, p. 426-428, 2003.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publicador Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extensão 426-428
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702003000600012
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
SciELO S1413-86702003000600012 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/1950

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