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

Author 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
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract 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.
Keywords Septic arthritis
Candida tropicalis
fungal infections
Candida tropicalis arthritis
systemic candidiasis
Language English
Date 2003-12-01
Published in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 7, n. 6, p. 426-428, 2003.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extent 426-428
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702003000600012
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1413-86702003000600012 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/1950

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