Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
GIL L, Germán et al. Cryptococcus neoformans arthritis in elderly adult: Case report and review. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2006, vol.23, n.4, pp. 330-335. ISSN 0716-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182006000400006.
Cryptococcal infection is not frequent in immunocompetent patients. The most commonly involved sites are the lungs and the central nervous system. Cryptococcal osteomyelitis occurs in 5-10% of patients with disseminated cryptococcosis with few reports of cryptococcal arthritis in elderly adults. We describe the case of a 92-year-old woman with a Cryptococcus neoformans knee joint infection associated to osteomyelitis
Palabras llave : arthritis; knee; Cryptococcus neoformans; elderly adults.