Osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus species: a review of 310 reported cases.

  title={Osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus species: a review of 310 reported cases.},
  author={Eugenia Maria Gabrielli and Annette W. Fothergill and Lucia Brescini and Deanna A. Sutton and Elisa Marchionni and Elena Orsetti and Silvia Staffolani and P. Castelli and Rosaria Gesuita and Francesco Barchiesi},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={20 6},
Aspergillus osteomyelitis is a rare infection. We reviewed 310 individual cases reported in the literature from 1936 to 2013. The median age of patients was 43 years (range, 0-86 years), and 59% were males. Comorbidities associated with this infection included chronic granulomatous disease (19%), haematological malignancies (11%), transplantation (11%), diabetes (6%), pulmonary disease (4%), steroid therapy (4%), and human immunodeficiency virus infection (4%). Sites of infection included the… CONTINUE READING
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