Isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient

  • Irfan Qadir Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Farheen Ali Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Umair Zafar Malik Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Masood Umer Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords: Cryptococcus neoformans, Osteomyelitis

Abstract

Cryptococcosis is a rare infection in HIV-negative individuals. While the lungs and the central nervous system are most commonly infected, skeletal cryptococcosis is uncommon and isolated osteomyelitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans is quite rare. To our knowledge, only 47 cases of isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis have been reported from 1974 to 2005. We report a case of isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient, who received 12 weeks of fluconazole with complete recovery.

Author Biographies

Irfan Qadir, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Third year Medical Student

 

Farheen Ali, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Senior Instructor

Department of Medicine

Infectious Disease Section

Umair Zafar Malik, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Third Year Medical Student
Masood Umer, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Associate Professor

Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery Section

Published
2011-07-05
How to Cite
1.
Qadir I, Ali F, Malik UZ, Umer M (2011) Isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient. J Infect Dev Ctries 5:669-673. doi: 10.3855/jidc.1352
Section
Case Reports