J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2004 Aug;39(4):426-428.

Scedosporium prolificansInfection by Laceration with a Broken Piece of Flowerpot: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, Ulsan University, Seoul, Korea. hosng@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Scedosporium prolificans is a fungus that can be found in soil or polluted water. It is mandatory to evaluate Scedosporium prolificans infection in case of injury by soil- contaminated materials. Musculoskeletal infections by Scedosporium prolificans are extremely rare and the clinical manifestations are similar to other bacterial infections. So it is difficult to detect Scedosporium prolificans infection. We report a neglected case with bone and joint infection by Scedosporium prolificans after joint laceration with a broken piece of flowerpot in a 10-year-old boy.

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Infection; Scedosporium prolificans; Soil
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