TITLE

Pacing lead endocarditis due to Aspergillus fumigatus

AUTHOR(S)
Kothari, A.; Pillai, B. S.; Bhan, A.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2010, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Invasive aspergillosis is an opportunistic infection with a high mortality rate that usually occurs in the immunocompromised host. Several cases of fungal infections have been reported after cardiac surgery. We present here a case of Aspergillus fumigatus tricuspid valve endocarditis associated with permanent pacemaker leads. Tricuspid valve vegetectomy was done and the pacing leads were also removed. Culture from the excised vegetation grew Aspergillus fumigatus. The patient was started on IV Amphotericin B for eight weeks. The patient was subsequently followed up in the out-patient clinic, and remains afebrile after one year, with no evidence of any vegetation.
ACCESSION #
47675406

 

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