How Common are Fungal Fracture Related Infections? A Literature Review
of Fungal Fracture Related Infections
Dhanasekaraprabu Balasubramanian*, Alexis-Dimitris Iliadis,
Alexandros Vris and Nima Heidari
Bone Infection and Limb reconstruction Service, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS, UK
*Corresponding Author: Dhanasekaraprabu Balasubramanian, Bone Infection and Limb reconstruction Service, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS, UK.
August 22, 2022; Published: November 08, 2022
Infections following Fracture fixation is one of the dreaded complications in the setting of polytrauma. While bacteria seem to be the predominant pathogen in most of the Fractures related infections (FRI), Fracture related infections caused by fungus are quite severe and sometimes missed as they are not common. Also, the published literature on Fungal FRI’s is few when compared to published reports of fungal prosthetic joint infection. Fracture related infections in the setting of polytrauma can be bacterial, fungal, or mixed. They pose several diagnostic and surgical challenges, but the principles of treatment and reconstruction include thorough debridement and appropriate antimicrobial therapy.
Keywords: Fractures related infections, Polytrauma
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