Chronic fungal osteomyelitis of the tibia due to Acremonium curvulum: a rare case.

Chronic fungal osteomyelitis of the tibia due to Acremonium curvulum: a rare case.

Pan Afr Med J. 2019;34:173

Authors: Khan S, Kumar A, Bhaskaran V, Chandran S, Dinesh K

Abstract
Fungal osteomyelitis is a rare disease which usually presents in an indolent manner. Opportunistic infections due to other non-aspergillus moulds are an emerging entity. We report a case of fungal osteomyelitis due to Acremonium spp in an immunocompetent adult which showed a chronic, indolent course but responded well to treatment with voriconazole. This case highlights the importance of diagnosing the causative agent in fungal osteomyelitis as species specific susceptibility can aid in the treatment of fungal osteomyelitis.

PMID: 32153713 [PubMed – in process]

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