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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-64

Aspergillosis of the bone


1 Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
2 Department of Histopathology, College of Medicine, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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T M Dabkana
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.148745

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Aspergillosis of the long bones has not been reported. Those of the bones of the paranasal sinuses and ear canal have been reported but rare. A young woman reported to us with history of discharging sinuses around the right knee and recent fracture of the right femur. Despite all efforts, she ended up losing the whole limb from the hip. When a patient with Aspergillosis of the long bones presents late, amputation may be the best option. Early diagnosis will prevent this.


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