Delayed Diagnosis in a Case of Smoldering Sporotrichal Monoarthropathy

Delayed Diagnosis in a Case of Smoldering Sporotrichal Monoarthropathy

Rina Patel, Lindsay P Busby, Daria Motamedi

Abstract


We present the clinical, imaging, and laboratory findings of a 41-year-old male with culture proven Sporothrix schenckii osteoarticular infection of the right knee. Fungal arthropathies are a rare and indolent form of septic arthritis, which often leads to a delayed diagnosis. Early diagnosis and treatment of fungal arthropathies is critical to preventing permanent functional disability.

Keywords


Sporothrix schenckii; sporotrichosis; fungal; fungal arthropathy; fungal arthritis; chronic monoarthritis; chronic osteomyelitis; synovitis; chronic synovitis; knee; lower extremity; radiographs; MRI



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v13i1.3520