Invasive aspergillosis of the hand caused by aspergillus ustus

A case report

Olushola Olorunnipa, Andrew Y. Zhang, Catherine M. Curtin

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Abstract

This is a case report of a 61-year-old cardiac transplant patient who developed a disseminated infection involving the upper extremity with a rare fungus known as Aspergillus ustus. The patient was successfully treated with aggressive serial debridements, antifungal medications, and reduction of immunosuppression. With these interventions, the patient avoided amputation despite the aggressive nature of this infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-105
Number of pages4
JournalHand
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Aspergillosis
Aspergillus
Hand
Debridement
Infection
Amputation
Upper Extremity
Immunosuppression
Fungi
Transplants

Keywords

  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspergillus ustus
  • Case report
  • Fungal hand infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Invasive aspergillosis of the hand caused by aspergillus ustus : A case report. / Olorunnipa, Olushola; Zhang, Andrew Y.; Curtin, Catherine M.

In: Hand, Vol. 5, No. 1, 02.2010, p. 102-105.

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Olorunnipa, Olushola ; Zhang, Andrew Y. ; Curtin, Catherine M. / Invasive aspergillosis of the hand caused by aspergillus ustus : A case report. In: Hand. 2010 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 102-105.
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