Aspergillus myositis in a patient with a myelodysplastic syndrome

Annette C. Reboli, Robert F. Reilly, Robert J. Jacobson

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We present the case of an elderly man who, while being treated with corticosteroids for a myelodysplastic syndrome, developed myositis of the calf due to Aspergillus fumigatus. Despite therapy with amphotericin B the myositis failed to resolve and he died. At autopsy, a localized necrotizing myositis of the right calf was found with no evidence of disseminated Aspergillus infection. Myositis in the setting of disseminated candidiasis or cryptococcosis has been previously reported. This case is unique in that it is the first reported case of localized fungal myositis and of myositis caused by Aspergillus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)


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