Histoplasmosis of the wrist.

  title={Histoplasmosis of the wrist.},
  author={R. A. Schasfoort and Klaas W. Marck and Pieternella Maria Houtman},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={24 5},
We present a case of synovitis of the wrist due to histoplasmosis, diagnosed only after extensive surgery and culturing. Treatment with amphotericin B in combination with radical surgery was effective in curing the disease. This manifestation was probably an exacerbation of a latent chronic infection with Histoplasma capsulatum, although it was unclear why the exacerbation occurred. Synovitis resistant to treatment should be assessed with great care, especially in view of the growing number of… CONTINUE READING