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As a Rare Site of Invasive Fungal Infection, Chronic Granulomatous Aspergillus Synovitis: A Case Report

By Aylin Canbolat Ayhan, Korhan ozkan, Cetin Timur, Birol Aktaş and Ayse Bahar Ceyran


Aspergillus can causes invasive disease of various organs especially in patients with weakened immune systems. Aspergillus synovitis and arthritis are uncommon types of involvement due to this infection. Approches to fungal osteoarticular infections are based on only case reports. This paper presents a rare case of chronic granulomatous Aspergillus synovitis in an immunocompromised 5-year old girl who was treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Topics: Leukemia, Aspergillosis, Synovitis, Neutropenia,, Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, RC633-647.5
Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.4084/mjhid.2013.043
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