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Aspergillus endocarditis in lung transplant recipients: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  21457421     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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M. Lázaro, A. Ramos, P. Ussetti, A. Asensio, R. Laporta, E. Muñez, I. Sánchez-Romero, E. Tejerina, R. Burgos, V. Moñivas, A. Varela. Aspergillus endocarditis in lung transplant recipients: case report and literature review. Transpl Infect Dis 2011: 13: 186-191. All rights reserved Abstract: We present a case of endocarditis caused by Aspergillus in a lung transplant (LT) patient and review 6 previously reported cases. All cases were caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. Five patients (71%) were transplanted due to cystic fibrosis. None of the patients had any previously known valvular heart disease. The time that elapsed between LT surgery and the diagnosis of Aspergillus endocarditis was 8±6 months. Large peripheral emboli were observed in 6 patients (85%); blood cultures were negative in all. Transthoracic echocardiography did not detect the presence of vegetations in 3 patients (43%); the vegetations measured >1.5 cm in all cases. Five patients (71%) died from disseminated disease. Both survivors underwent combined therapy with antifungal drugs and surgical treatment.
Authors:
M Lázaro; A Ramos; P Ussetti; A Asensio; R Laporta; E Muñez; I Sánchez-Romero; E Tejerina; R Burgos; V Moñivas; A Varela
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1399-3062     ISO Abbreviation:  Transpl Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883688     Medline TA:  Transpl Infect Dis     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Affiliation:
Department of Pneumology Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Unit Department of Preventive Medicine Department of Microbiology Department of Pathology Department of Cardiac Surgery Department of Cardiology Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
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