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Fungal arthritis 

Fungal arthritis
Chapter:
Fungal arthritis
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology (4 ed.)
Author(s):

Carol A. Kemper

and Stanley C. Deresinski

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642489.003.0106_update_001
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Fungal infections of the musculoskeletal system are uncommon and diagnosis is often delayed. Infection is more common in the immunocompromised patient. The most important infections are due to candida species, Histoplasmosis capsulatum, Blastomycosis dermatiditis, and Coccidioides immitis. Amphotericin B remains the initial therapeutic agent of choice for many serious fungal infections, especially for those who are severely immunosuppressed, have life-threatening or central nervous system disease, or who have failed azole therapy.

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