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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2011;16(4):251-254.
Published online December 30, 2011.
Cryptococcal Tenosynovitis of the Hand in a Patient with Rheumatiod Arthritis: A Case Report
Ji Hwan Kim, Dong Ju Shin, Young Soo Byun, Sung Wook Kim, Tae Eun Kim
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. aabga@hanmail.net
2Department of Radiology, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
Received: 2 August 2011   • Revised: 4 November 2011   • Accepted: 15 November 2011
Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans which is frequently occurred in the immunosuppressed host. Any organ or tissue may become infected, however, tendon sheath infection is extremely rare. We report a case of primary cryptococcal tenosynovitis after direct skin injury in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who has been treated with methotrexate and leflunomide.

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