Introduction/Background: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection that is a rare cause of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) in patients.
Case Presentation: This case report describes an immunocompetent patient who had a right total hip arthroplasty (THA) complicated with Coccidioidomycosis. This patient is the 9th reported case of Coccidioidomycosis, causing a PJI and only the second case to be reported in a THA. Once progressed, it can be difficult to treat, often reoccurring and requiring repeat surgical and prolonged therapy.
Conclusion: This study discusses the clinical presentation in this patient and reviews the literature on the currently published cases.
Keywords: Coccidioidomycosis, prosthetic joint infections, total hip arthroplasty, immunocompetent, immunosuppressive, antifungal therapy.
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