Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery
Cryptococcosis is a rare infection in HIV-negative individuals. While the lungs and the central nervous system are most commonly infected, skeletal cryptococcosis is uncommon and isolated osteomyelitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans is quite rare. To our knowledge, only 47 cases of isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis have been reported from 1974 to 2005. We report a case of isolatedcryptococcal osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient, who received 12 weeks of fluconazole with complete recovery.
J Infect Dev Ctries
Malik, U. Z.,
(2011). Isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient. J Infect Dev Ctries, 14(5), 669-673.
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