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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Sporothrix Schenckii Infection Presented As Monoarthritis: Report Of Two Cases And Review Of The Literature.
Author: Appenzeller, Simone
Amaral, Tiago Nardi
Amstalden, Eliane Maria Ingrid
Bertolo, Manoel Barros
Neto, João Francisco Marques
Samara, Adil Muhib
Fernandes, Sandra Regina M
Abstract: Septic arthritis demands early diagnosis and correct treatment if the function of the joint is to be restored. Sometimes, as in fungal infection, signs and symptoms may be mild and the diagnosis delayed. Nevertheless, the outcome of fungal arthritis is severe and usually causes joint disability. The authors report two patients with chronic monoarthritis due to Sporothrix schenckii infection diagnosed by synovial fluid cultures. Their clinical presentation, laboratory and image findings, and their treatment and follow-up are analyzed and compared to previously reported cases. These cases illustrate the differential diagnosis of monoarthritis in immunocompetent adults and picture clinical features that could lead to early diagnosis and proper treatment.
Subject: Adult
Antifungal Agents
Arthritis, Infectious
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Synovial Fluid
Synovial Membrane
Tomography, X-ray Computed
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10067-005-0095-z
Date Issue: 2006
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