Rhodotorula minuta: an unusual fungal infection in hip-joint prosthesis.

Title

Rhodotorula minuta: an unusual fungal infection in hip-joint prosthesis.

Creator

Cutrona Anthony F; Shah Munir; Himes Melissa S; Miladore Michael A

Publisher

American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)

Date

2002
2002-03

Description

Fungal infections of total joint arthroplasty are uncommon complications, and most cases have been associated with Candida species. In this article, we present a case in which a total hip arthroplasty was infected with Rhodotorula minuta. Intraoperative gram stain showed yeast formsand led to early detection and immediate treatment with amphotericin B and bacitracin. Successful reimplantation was performed 12 months later. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of arthroplasty infection caused by R minuta.

Subject

Female; Humans; Aged; Antifungal Agents/therapeutic use; Anti-Infective Agents; *Mycoses/drug therapy; *Rhodotorula; Amphotericin B/therapeutic use; Bacitracin/therapeutic use; Hip Prosthesis/*adverse effects; Prosthesis-Related Infections/*microbiology; Drug Therapy; Combination; Local/therapeutic use

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

137–140

Issue

3

Volume

31

Citation

Cutrona Anthony F; Shah Munir; Himes Melissa S; Miladore Michael A, “Rhodotorula minuta: an unusual fungal infection in hip-joint prosthesis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5365.

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