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Aspergillus endocarditis presenting as femoral artery embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15189195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fungal valvular endocarditis is an unusual cause of endocarditis, yet very important because of its historically poor prognosis. We report two fatal cases of fungal valvular endocarditis following cardiovascular surgery, presenting as femoral artery embolism. Aspergillus terreus and A. flavus were the causative agents of endocarditis in the two patients. Diagnosis was established very early by culture of the emboli and was confirmed later by isolation of the same Aspergillus species from the resected valve tissue.
S Verghese; C F Maria; A S Mullaseri; M Asha; P Padmaja; A A Padhye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0933-7407     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-10     Completed Date:  2004-08-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, 4-A, JJ Nagar, Mogappair Chennai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Aspergillosis / complications*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Aspergillus flavus*
Embolism / etiology*,  microbiology
Endocarditis / complications*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Femoral Artery / physiopathology*
Mitral Valve / pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents

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