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What is the success of treatment of hip and knee candidal periprosthetic joint infection?

Authors
  • Ueng, Steve W N
  • Lee, Ching-Yu
  • Hu, Chih-chien
  • Hsieh, Pang-Hsin
  • Chang, Yuhan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2013
Volume
471
Issue
9
Pages
3002–3009
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-013-3007-6
PMID: 23633184
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Half of the patients treated with two-stage exchange arthroplasty for fungal periprosthetic joint infections had recurrence or lack of control of the infection. A prolonged antifungal therapy appeared to be essential for successful treatment of candidal periprosthetic joint infections. The presence of renal insufficiency, hypoalbuminemia, anemia, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease might be associated with a poor outcome.

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