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Feyz 2005, 8(4): 69-72 Back to browse issues page
The effect of Ketoconazol on the treatment of first case of fungal arthritis in Iran
Ali Reza Sharif *, Hossein Sharifi, Mohammad Ali Asadi, Ahmad Khorshidi, Mahmoud Saffari
, sharif_a@kaums.ac.ir
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Background: Some fungi such as Sporothrix Schenckii may rarely cause arthritis. A 36-year old woman presented with complaining monoarthritis of right knee. Sporothrix Schenckii was revealed in the joint effusion for the first time in Iran.

Case Report: She received ketoconazol, 400 mg daily in two divided doses. During the treatment functional liver test and other necessary laboratory tests were evaluated every month.

Results: After 8 weeks, effusion, pain and movement limitation decreased. After 2 months, some yeast was seen in microscopic evaluation of sinovial fluid. Six month after treatment, pain and swelling completely disappeared.

Conclusion: Based on the result of this study, Ketoconazole is recommended as choice treatment of sporothrical arthritis.

Keywords: Fungal Arthritis, Sporothrix Schenckii, Ketoconazol
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/1 | Published: 2005/01/15
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Sharif A R, Sharifi H, Asadi M A, Khorshidi A, Saffari M. The effect of Ketoconazol on the treatment of first case of fungal arthritis in Iran. Feyz. 2005; 8 (4) :69-72
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