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2022 Jul 06

World J Clin Cases



Isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis of the ulna in an immunocompetent patient: A case report.


Ma J-L, Liao L, Wan T, Yang F-C
World J Clin Cases. 2022 Jul 06; 10(19):6617-6625.
PMID: 35979300.


Cryptococcal osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by cryptococcus. As an opportunistic infection, bone cryptococcosis usually occurs in patients with immunodeficiency diseases or in those undergoing immunosuppressive therapy and often displays characteristics of disseminated disease. Isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis is extremely unusual in immunocompetent person. The pathogenic fungus often invades vertebrae, femur, tibia, rib, clavicle, pelvis, and humerus, but the ulna is a rare target.