Aspergillosis Causing Delayed Implant Loosening in a Case of Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Hasan, Roumina and Kumar, Sandeep and Mathew, Mary and Shivamurthy, Archana and Nayal, Bhavna (2015) Aspergillosis Causing Delayed Implant Loosening in a Case of Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Report with Review of Literature. International Journal of Scientific Study, 2 (12). pp. 215-217.

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Abstract

Aspergillus is an ubiquitous opportunistic saprophytic fungus which exists as spores and hyphae. In an immunocompromised host, the inhaled spores primarily affect the respiratory system resulting in superficial or invasive disease forms. Other less commonly affected sites include skin, brain and eye. Fungal prosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total hip arthroplasty is a very rare, but serious complication warranting prolonged medical and surgical care. We describe a case of PJI by aspergillus in a diabetic patient who presented with limb length shortening and pain in the affected joint, diagnosed on histopathology. This is only the second documented case of aspergillus infection after total hip arthroplasty.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aspergillus; Hip pain; Prosthetic joint infection; Total hip arthroplasty
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 09:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142313

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