Osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus species: a review of 310 reported cases.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Mar 4;
Authors: Gabrielli E, Fothergill AW, Brescini L, Sutton DA, Marchionni E, Orsetti E, Staffolani S, Castelli P, Gesuita R, Barchiesi F
As repeatedly pointed out in our article, the data presented are derived from a literature review, thereby determining the risk of bias. It must be underlined that the period we are considering (1936-2013) is significantly wider than those reported by other literature revisions. This fact, along with an increasing number of cases not described in detail (i.e.: the broad and vague definition of "surgery" which goes from drainage to stabilization) makes any "surgical intervention" not significantly associated with a better prognosis in our analysis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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