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Arthritis: fungal

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John Innes


Introduction

  • Uncommon cause of arthritis - not reported in UK.
  • Pathogenesis: hematogenous spread following inhalation or spread from contiguous soft tissue or bone infection.
  • Cause: a variety of fungi - type dependent upon geographical location.
  • Signs: swollen, painful joint(s).
  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment: antifungal drugs.
  • Prognosis: guarded - variable response to treatment.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Pathophysiology

  • Erosive arthritis Arthritis: erosive.
  • Inhalation or contiguous soft tissue or bone infection → hematogenous fungal spread → inflammatory changes in synovial fluid and synovia.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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