TITLE

Pericardial constriction caused by Candida albicans

AUTHOR(S)
Benedık Jr, J.; Černý, J.; Benedık, J.; Dendis, M.
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Mar2002, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p591
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An uncommon occurrence of constrictive pericarditis caused by Candida albicans and its treatment by successful pericardectomy and epicardectomy are described. For pathogen detection, both cultivation and molecular diagnostics were used. The speed and reliability of molecular diagnostics using polymerase chain reaction make this method a powerful tool for pathogen detection in any clinical specimen.
ACCESSION #
7766981

 

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