Diagnostic challenges in native valve fungal endocarditis producing a massive septic pulmonary embolus

Darren Salmi, Aarti Bhat, Larry Corman, Gary W Raff, Noriko Satake

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Abstract

Diagnosis and treatment of Candida albicans endocarditis can be difficult. We report a case of this rare condition in which a patient on oral fluconazole presented with septic pulmonary emboli without initial echocardiographic evidence of vegetation. Rapid attainment of a tissue diagnosis, along with combined medical surgical treatment proved to be effective for this patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Medical Mycology
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Candida albicans
  • Culture negative endocarditis
  • Infectious endocarditis
  • Micafungin
  • Septic pulmonary emboli

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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