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

McCabe, Michael P.; Heck, Robert K.
March 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 3, p708
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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