Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis Due to the Chromoblastomycosis Agent Fonsecaea pedrosoi
Leonidez De Guzman, MD, David C. Perlman, MD, and Christopher E. Hubbard, MD
Fonsecaea pedrosoi is the most common agent of chromoblastomycosis, a chronic localized fungal infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues mainly involving the lower extremities. We report a rare case of septic arthritis and osteomyelitis due to the chromoblastomycosis agent F pedrosoi, which was successfully treated with arthrotomy and debridement, followed by a long course of oral antifungal therapy. To our knowledge, this is the second case of F pedrosoi osteomyelitis treated successfully to be ever reported.