TITLE

Blood culture-negative early prosthetic valve endocarditis: be aware of fungi!

AUTHOR(S)
Imazio, Massimo; Cecchi, Enrico; Trinchero, Rita
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Heart;May2010, Vol. 96 Issue 10, p733
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the role of fungi in prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) mortality and morbidity. PVE is said to complicate cardiac valve surgery that occurs within the first 12 months after the surgery. PVE pathogens can reach the valve prosthesis through blood and direct contamination intraoperatively. Iatrogenic and hospital-acquired infections may contribute to the infection as pointed out by Franck Thuny et al. in their study published in the same issue.
ACCESSION #
51897264

 

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