Chronic granulomatous aspergillus synovitis: A case report

Ayhan A., Özkan K., Timur C., Aktas B., Ceyran A. B.

Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases, vol.5, no.1, pp.1-5, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4084/mjhid.2013.043
  • Journal Name: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5


Aspergillus can cause invasive disease of various organs especially in patients with weakened immune systems. Aspergillus synovitis and arthritis are uncommon types of involvement due to this infection. Approaches to fungal osteoarticular infections are based on only case reports. This paper presents a rare case of chronic granulomatous Aspergillus synovitis in an immunocompromised 5-year old girl who was treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.