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Dr. Serena Guiducci  
Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology
University of Florence
Florence
Italy

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Microbial Agent – Fungus

Author(s): Fernando de Souza Cavalcanti, Rafaela Silva Guimaraes Goncalves, Sergio Vasconcelos Cavalcanti.

Abstract:

Almost 200 species fungus are associated with human infections have been described. The musculoskeletal involvement can develop by direct extension of a lesion or by inoculation and hematogenous spread. The joint infection has an indolent course and diagnosis tends to be delayed because of the paucity of clinical signs and the rarity of the pathology. Despite the small number of fungal species involved, the incidence of diseases they can provoke has increased over the last 40 years particularly in hospital environments which has resulted in individuals having their immunologic system compromised. There is no special prevalence for gender or age. A review of the joint involvement in such conditions is described on this chapter.

Keywords: Arthritis, fungus, immunodeficiency, malnourished, rheumatic diseases.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2013
Page: [209 - 210]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/157339710903140130124340
Price: $58