A resident of Spain was found to have a prosthetic knee infection due to coccidioidomycosis. He had a history of having pneumonia which resolved while living in an area of California endemic for Coccidioides in 1957–1961. The patient left California in 1961 returned to Spain and never left Spain thereafter. In 2006, a total knee replacement was done. In 2013, a prosthetic knee infection was documented due to coccidioidomycosis. By molecular DNA analysis, Coccidioides immitis was identified from the knee tissue, a species most commonly found in California. This represents reactivation of a Coccidioides infection 56 years after leaving the endemic area.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases