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Calcaneal Osteomyelitis Caused by Exophiala jeanselmei in an Immunocompetent ChildA Case Report
Shah Alam Khan, MS, MRCS(Ed), MChOrth(Liverpool)1; Azra S. Hasan, MD(Microbiology)2; Malini R. Capoor, MD(Microbiology)2; Manish K. Varshney, MS(Orth)1; Vivek Trikha, MS(Orth)1
1 Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110 029, India. E-mail address for S. A. Khan: shahalamkhan@rediffmail.com
2 Department of Microbiology, 4th Floor, ICMR Building, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110 029, India
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Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. Neither they nor a member of their immediate families received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, division, center, clinical practice, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors, or a member of their immediate families, are affiliated or associated.
Investigation performed at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Apr 01;89(4):859-862. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.F.00464
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Fungal osteomyelitis of the calcaneus is very rare and has been reported in immunocompromised children1,2. We present the case of an eight-year-old immunocompetent child with fungal osteomyelitis of the calcaneus from the fungus Exophiala jeanselmei, which has been reported to be a very rare cause of mycetoma pedis. To our knowledge, isolated involvement of the calcaneus with fungal osteomyelitis has not been reported previously. The family of our patient was informed that data concerning the case would be submitted for publication.
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    Shah A. Kahn, MS, MRCS(Ed)
    Posted on August 26, 2007
    Calcaneal Osteomyelitis
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, INDIA

    To The Editor:

    In reference to our case report entitled, "Calcaneal Osteomyelitis caused by Exophiala jeanselmei in an Immunocompetent Child. A Case Report"(1), we would like to bring to the notice of the readers of the Journal that the same case report has been published by one of our co-authors in the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology entitled "Eumycetoma pedis due to Exophiala jeanselmei"(2).

    The publication in the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology was meant to highlight the microbiological aspects of the disease as the said fungus is extremely rare. The authors regret any confusion this might have caused to the readers of both articles.

    References:

    1. Khan SA, Hasan AS,Capoor MR, Varshney MK, Trikha V. Calcaneal Osteomyelitis Caused by Exophiala jeanselmei in an Immunocompetent Child. A Case Report. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2007; 89: 859-862.

    2. Capoor MR, Khanna G, Nair D, Hasan A, Rajni, Deb M, Aggarwal P.Eumycetoma pedis due to Exophiala jeanselmei. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2007 Apr;25(2):155-7.

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