Unusual case of an elbow mass caused by Candida arthritis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Hitoshi Imamura, Takuji Iwamoto, Shigeki Momohara

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A 45-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a painless bulky mass on her elbow. Joint fluid analysis showed the presence of a yeast-like organism. Surgical debridement was performed and specimens obtained at surgery showed growth of Candida albicans. Although Candida species are an uncommon cause of infectious arthritis, fungal arthritis should be considered in the patient with predisposing factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-411
Number of pages3
JournalHand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Bulky Mass
  • Candida Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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