Prosthetic joint infection due toCandida parapsilosis in the UK: Case report and literature review

  • J. Paul
  • S. H. White
  • K. M. Nicholls
  • D. W. Crook


Candida infection of joint replacements is a rare but increasingly reported phenomenon. A case ofCandida parapsilosis prosthetic knee joint infection occurring in the UK is described. Cure followed removal of the prosthesis and treatment, first with a combination of amphotericin and 5-fluorocytosine, then ketoconazole.


Internal Medicine Amphotericin Ketoconazole Joint Replacement Joint Infection 
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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Paul
    • 1
  • S. H. White
    • 2
  • K. M. Nicholls
    • 1
  • D. W. Crook
    • 1
  1. 1.Public Health LaboratoryJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK
  2. 2.Nuffield Orthopaedic CentreOxfordUK

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