J Korean Soc Surg Hand.  2011 Dec;16(4):251-254.

Cryptococcal Tenosynovitis of the Hand in a Patient with Rheumatiod Arthritis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. aabga@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Radiology, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans which is frequently occurred in the immunosuppressed host. Any organ or tissue may become infected, however, tendon sheath infection is extremely rare. We report a case of primary cryptococcal tenosynovitis after direct skin injury in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who has been treated with methotrexate and leflunomide.

Keyword

Cryptococcosis; Tenosynovitis; Rheumatoid arthritis; Synovectomy

MeSH Terms

Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Cryptococcosis
Cryptococcus neoformans
Hand
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Isoxazoles
Methotrexate
Skin
Tendons
Tenosynovitis
Isoxazoles
Methotrexate
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