TITLE

Histoplasma Osteomyelitis Simulating Giant-Cell Tumor of the Distal Part of the Radius

AUTHOR(S)
McCabe, Michael P.; Heck, Robert K.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 3, p708
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a thirty-three-year-old man who underwent physical examination for his left wrist which revealed tenderness to palpation over the distal part of the radius. The importance and potential difficulties of accurate tissue diagnosis in cases of suspected neoplasia is underscored. Insufficient findings that indicate infection makes subacute osteomyelitis a diagnostic challenge. The dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum causes histoplasmosis.
ACCESSION #
48681475

 

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