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Successful treatment of Candida parapsilosis (fluconazole-resistant) osteomyelitis with caspofungin in a HIV patient.

Research paper by L L Legout, M M Assal, P P Rohner, D D Lew, L L Bernard, P P Hoffmeyer

Indexed on: 22 Jul '06Published on: 22 Jul '06Published in: Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases



Abstract

Treating Candida arthritis is challenging. We report a case of Candida parapsilosis arthritis successfully treated with caspofungin. We illustrate the likelihood of severe infections due fluconazole resistant C. parapsilosis after extensive fluconazole use and discuss the role of newer antifungal agents in the treatment of arthritis due to Candida spp.