Table 1

Main clinical features of candida bursitis

Case [ref]Age/sexCandida strainsLocalisationUnderlying disease/ risk factorsProbable sourceTreatmentOutcome
CR, current report; AMB, amphotericin B; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; 5-FC, 5-fluorocytosine.
1 [3]73/M C albicans SubacromialSLE/steroidsCandidaemiaAMBCure
2 [5]77/M C tropicalis OlecranonBladder carcinomaCandidaemiaAMB + bursectomyCure
3 [6]48/M C tropicalis PoplitealLymphoma/ immunosuppresive drugsCandidaemiaAMB + surgeryCure
4 [7]64/M C albicans PoplitealAlcoholism/steroids, antibioticsCandidaemiaAMB; ketoconazoleCure
5 [8]59/F C lusitaniae OlecranonSLE, diabetes, asthma/ steroids, immunosupresive drugsSuperficial trauma (Lunger's elbow)Fluconazole; 5-FCFailure
6 [CR]32/M C parapsilosis OlecranonNoneSteroid injectionFluconazole + bursectomyCure