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of 'Candida osteoarticular infections'

Candida albicans osteomyelitis: case report and literature review.
Arias F, Mata-Essayag S, Landaeta ME, Capriles CH, Pérez C, Núñez MJ, Carvajal A, Silva M
Int J Infect Dis. 2004 Sep;8(5):307-14.
OBJECTIVE: Osteomyelitis due to Candida species is an unusual but recognized entity. However, with the increasing occurrence of factors predisposing to candidemia and invasive candidiasis, candidal osteomyelitis is being diagnosed more frequently. An unusual case of Candida albicans osteomyelitis is reported here, along with a review of the published literature on previously reported cases of this disease.
METHODS: Report of the case and literature review.
RESULTS: In this case, Candida albicans was isolated from the talus; however, the diagnosis was made after several cultures were performed. Only one other case of Candida osteomyelitis located in foot bones was found in the review.
CONCLUSIONS: It is thought that this is the first case reported in Venezuela, and only the second in international literature.
Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas del Adulto, Hospital Universitario de Caracas, Venezuela.