Sunday, February 24, 2013


Candida glabrata Prosthetic Hip Infection.

Candida glabrata Prosthetic Hip Infection.



Consultant Physician, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy.


We present a case of a 60-year-old Caucasian woman carrying a 2-year-old hip prosthesis infected by Candida glabrata dose-dependent susceptible to fluconazole and voriconazole. Resection arthroplasty was performed. Six weeks of caspofungin plus liposomal amphotericin combination therapy achieved joint sterilization and allowed a successfully reimplantation arthroplasty. In addition we review 9 cases of C. glabrata prosthetic joint infection described to date in the literature.


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