Fungal myositis

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Fungal myositis

A rare acquired skeletal muscle disease characterized by inflammation of a muscle due to infection with a fungus usually occurring in an immunocompromised host. General symptoms are pain tenderness swelling and/or weakness in the affected muscle. Most common causative agent are Candida species with myositis developing in the setting of systemic candidiasis typically as diffuse multiple microabscesses. Other fungal pathogens potentially causing myositis are Cryptococcus neoformans Histoplasma capsulatum Coccidioides species or Aspergillus species among others.

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