Volume 7, 2021
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||29 November 2021|
“Debaryomyces subglobosus” – Management of a rare case of fungal septic arthritis post arthroscopic rotator cuff repair – a case report
Department of Orthopaedics, Parvathy Ortho Hospital, Chennai 600044, India
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, Parvathy Ortho Hospital, Chennai 600044, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Chennai 600044, India
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 29 October 2021
Fungal septic arthritis of the shoulder is extremely rare in post arthroscopic rotator cuff repair patients. We report our experience in successfully identifying and managing a rare case of fungal septic arthritis with Debaryomyces subglobosus in an uncontrolled diabetic patient who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in 2019. Our patient had complete resolution of symptoms and a reasonable functional recovery within 2 months of debridement and initiation of the specific anti-fungal. This case highlights the importance of high clinical suspicion for atypical fungal infections, and the use of culture-independent modern diagnostic tools like DNA-PCR as adjuncts to successfully identify rare pathogens in immunodeficient patients presenting with vague, nonspecific symptoms of infection.
Key words: Shoulder / Arthroscopy / Rotator cuff repair / Uncontrolled diabetic / Fungal Septic Arthritis
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