A case of coccidioidomycosis of the knee caused by the fungus Coccidioides immitis demonstrates the chronicity of this disease as well as the disability incurred. The patient was completely asymptomatic for 11 years after initial treatment but developed progressive joint destruction, disabling pain, and loss of function. The nature of fungal infections in bone and joint necessitates long-term follow-up evaluation, even with adequate surgical debridement and medical therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine