Canlas, M.S.; Dillon Jr., M.L.
July 1977
Angiology;Jul1977, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p454
Academic Journal
Clinical, laboratory, and pathologic features of a case of Histoplasma capsulatum endocarditis in a 57-year-old white male following an open mitral commissurotomy are presented. This is the second reported case of Histoplasma endocarditis following surgery. Treatment with amphotericin B failed in these two cases, though cases of Histoplasmosis endocarditis have been successfully treated. The importance of early diagnosis and treatment is emphasized.


Related Articles

  • Successful treatment of Candida parapsilosis mural endocarditis with combined caspofungin and voriconazole. López-Ciudad, Victor; Castro-Orjales, María J; León, Cristóbal; Sanz-Rodríguez, Cຓsar; de la Torre-Fernández, María J; de Juan-Romero, Miguel A Pérez; Collell-Llach, Marí D; Díaz-López, María D // BMC Infectious Diseases;2006, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: Fungal mural endocarditis is a rare entity in which the antemortem diagnosis is seldom made. Seven cases of mural endocarditis caused by Candida spp. have been collected from literature and six of these patients died after treatment with amphotericin B. Case presentation: We report a...

  • PROSTHETIC VALVE ENDOCARDITIS CAUSED BY SCEDOSPORIUM APIOSPERMUM. Verghese, S.; Padmaja, P.; Chellamma, M. T.; Leelavathy, S.; Nayar, P. // Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2005, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p264 

    Scedosporium apiospermum, the asexual state of Pseudallescheria boydii, is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic pathogen. We report a case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by this organism that developed in a patient following cardiac surgery.

  • Treatment of Candida albicans Endocarditis: Case Report and a Review. Hauser, M.; Hess, J.; Belohradsky, B.H. // Infection; 

    Candida albicans endocarditis occurs mostly in patients with congenital heart disease; open heart surgery is the greatest predisposing factor. We report on a child with truncus arteriosus communis and a large Candida vegetation within the prosthetic pulmonary valve, causing severe right...

  • Delayed Chylous Pericardial Effusion after Aortic Valve Replacement. Mundra, Vishal; Savage, Edward B.; Novaro, Gian M.; Asher, Craig R. // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2011, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p431 

    Chylopericardium after cardiac surgery is rare, and there are few reports of its occurrence after aortic valve surgery. Chylous pericardial effusion 4 months after aortic valve replacement for endocarditis is highly unusual. Herein, we report the case of a 54-year-old man who had undergone...

  • Successful medical treatment of Candida endocarditis with liposomal amphotericin B without surgical intervention. Stripeli, F.; Tsolia, M.; Trapali, Ch.; Papaevangelou, V.; Vlachos, E.; Pasparakis, D.; Constantopoulos, A. // European Journal of Pediatrics;Apr2008, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p469 

    The article describes two cases of successful medical treatment of Candida endocarditis with liposomal amphothericin B without surgical intervention. The first case involves a 2-month-old boy who was admitted because of knee arthritis 20 days after an arterial switch operation. The second case...

  • Using Both Sides of Your Brain: The Case for Rapid Interhemispheric Switching. Schmidt, Marc F. // PLoS Biology;Oct2008, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p2089 

    The article discusses the study by H. R. Hahnloser and colleagues, published within the issue, on intrahemispheric switching of the brain system of songbirds. The study offers evidence on the fastest rate of interhemispheric switching during song production in birds. The author remarks that...

  • Rapid Interhemispheric Switching during Vocal Production in a Songbird. Wang, Claude Z. H.; Herbst, Joshua A.; Keller, Georg B.; Hahnloser, Richard H. R. // PLoS Biology;Oct2008, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p2154 

    To generate complex bilateral motor patterns such as those underlying birdsong, neural activity must be highly coordinated across the two cerebral hemispheres. However, it remains largely elusive how this coordination is achieved given that interhemispheric communication between song-control...

  • How do neural connectivity and time delays influence bimanual coordination? Banerjee, Arpan; Jirsa, Viktor // Biological Cybernetics;Feb2007, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p265 

    Multilevel crosstalk as a neural basis for motor control has been widely discussed in the literature. Since no natural process is instantaneous, any crosstalk model should incorporate time delays, which are known to induce temporal coupling between functional elements and stabilize or...

  • Infective endocarditis in patients with congenitally malformed hearts: characterization of the syndrome in a developing country. Siddiqui, Bilal K.; Tariq, Muhammed; Jadoon, Atif; Murtaza, Ghulam; Syed, Asim; Abid, M. Bilal; Qamaruddin, Maria; Atiq, Mehnaz; Smego, Raymond A.; Bilal Abid, M // Cardiology in the Young;Dec2007, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p623 

    Objective: Cardiac surgery for correction or palliation of congenital cardiac disease in infancy and childhood remains a privilege that is rarely accessible to two-thirds of the world's population. This imbalance has created a unique spectrum of illness in patients with underlying...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics