DOUGLAS SEPKOWITZ, M.D.; MELANIE MASLOW, M.D.; MICHAEL FARBER, M.D.; MITCHEL SELEZNICK, M.D.; RONALD WALKER, M.D.
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To the editor: Septic bursitis is most frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus (1). More unusual pathogens include Mycobacterium marin urn (2) and Candida tropicalis (3). We report a patient with cryptococcal septic bursitis.
A 30-year-old woman with sarcoidosis receiving corticosteroids was hospitalized with progressive pain and swelling of the left shoulder. Shoulder pain was first noted 6 months earlier at which time physical examination and roentgenogram were normal. She was seen at another hospital 2 weeks earlier for worsening pain. A joint aspirate yielded clear fluid. Indomethacin was prescribed, and prednisone, 15 mg/d, was continued. She presented to our hospital
SEPKOWITZ D, MASLOW M, FARBER M, SELEZNICK M, WALKER R. Cryptococcal Bursitis. Ann Intern Med. ;108:154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-1-154_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(1):154.
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