oa Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases - Cryptococcal osteomyelitis in a clinically immune-competent child : case report
|Article Title||Cryptococcal osteomyelitis in a clinically immune-competent child : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand, 2 University of the Witwatersrand and 3 Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital National Health Laboratory Services|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||30 - 31|
|Keyword(s)||Child, Cryptococcus neoformans, Immunocompetent and Osteomyelitis|
Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungus which rarely infects immune competent children. It commonly affects the lung and central nervous system in immunodeficient individuals. Osteomyelitis is extremely rare and this case report presents an eight-year-old immune competent boy with a tibial osteomyelitis treated with surgical debridement and antifungal therapy and reviews of the literature pertaining to this case.
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