TITLE

CANDIDA TROPICALIS CAUSING PROSTHETIC VALVE ENDOCARDITIS

AUTHOR(S)
Nagaraja, P. A.; Mathew, T.; Shetty, D. P.
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2005, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The incidence of endocarditis produced by the so-called "opportunists" as a complication of prosthetic valve surgery is progressively increasing in frequency and gradually transforming the clinical picture habitually associated with this disease. Candida endocarditis is an unusual but severe complication caused by Candida albicans or other fungal species. This case and a review of the literature indicate that Candida endocarditis treated with amphotericin B and prosthetic valve replacement may recur months after treatment, and that late recurrent Candida endocarditis, which is difficult to diagnose and treat, may be best prevented by lifelong antifungal suppressive therapy.
ACCESSION #
18078641

 

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