Aspergillus myositis in a patient with a myelodysplastic syndrome

Annette C. Reboli, Robert F. Reilly, Robert J. Jacobson

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Abstract

We present the case of an elderly man who, while being treated with corticosteroids for a myelodysplastic syndrome, developed myositis of the calf due to Aspergillus fumigatus. Despite therapy with amphotericin B the myositis failed to resolve and he died. At autopsy, a localized necrotizing myositis of the right calf was found with no evidence of disseminated Aspergillus infection. Myositis in the setting of disseminated candidiasis or cryptococcosis has been previously reported. This case is unique in that it is the first reported case of localized fungal myositis and of myositis caused by Aspergillus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalMycopathologia
Volume97
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1987

Keywords

  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • myositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)

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