Jahanavi M Ramakrishna1, Claudia R Libertin1*, Courtney E Sherman2 and Glenn G Shi2
1Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Fl, USA
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Fl, USA
*Corresponding Author: Claudia R Libertin, Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Fl, USA.
Received: February 19, 2020; Published: February 24, 2020
Microascus sp. has rarely been associated with invasive infections, and never reported as causing osteomyelitis. This report describes a rare case of tibial osteomyelitis due to hyalophomycosis in an immunocompetent patient with several comorbidities. Using advanced imaging and various microbiologic diagnostic techniques, Microascus was identified as the causative agent. The patient was managed with surgical debridement, delayed closure and antifungal pharmacotherapy. Microascus usually only progresses to invasive infection in immunocompromised patients and has yet to be reported as a cause of osteomyelitis.
Keywords: Microascus, Osteomyelitis, Hyalohyphomycosis
Citation: Jahanavi M Ramakrishna., et al. "Tibial Osteomyelitis: A Case Report of Hyalohyphomycosis".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.3 (2020): 23-26.
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