Evaluation and treatment of candida species in prosthetic joint infections: Two case reports and review of the literature
Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Candida-associated prosthetic infections account for less than 1% of all infections of joint prosthesis. However, the morbidity and mortality of such infections is considerable. Therefore, a prompt diagnosis and appropriate management of such infections is critical. This article reviews prosthetic infections caused by Candida species and adds 2 more cases to the literature where C. Candida parapsilosis is the etiologic agent. The present review describes the clinical presentations, risk factors, summarizes the treatment options available, and briefly discusses the pathogenesis of Candida infection. Copyright © 2008 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.