As a Rare Site of Invasive Fungal Infection, Chronic Granulomatous Aspergillus Synovitis: A Case Report

Aylin Canbolat Ayhan, Korhan ozkan, Cetin Timur, Birol Aktaş, Ayse Bahar Ceyran
  • Aylin Canbolat Ayhan
    Medeniyet University Goztepe Education and research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey | canbolataylin@hotmail.com
  • Korhan ozkan
    Istanbul Medeniyet University Orthopedia Department,
  • Cetin Timur
    Affiliation not present
  • Birol Aktaş
    Affiliation not present
  • Ayse Bahar Ceyran
    Istanbul Medeniyet University Pathology Department,

Abstract

Aspergillus can causes invasive disease of various organs especially in patients with weakened immune systems. Aspergillus synovitis and arthritis are uncommon types of involvement due to this infection. Approches to fungal osteoarticular infections are based on only case reports. This paper presents a rare case of chronic granulomatous Aspergillus synovitis in an immunocompromised 5-year old girl who was treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Keywords

Leukemia, Aspergillosis, Synovitis, Neutropenia,

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