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Aspergillus endocarditis: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21036091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present a case of cardiac device-related Aspergillus endocarditis in a patient with a pacemaker and an allogeneic bone marrow transplant to segue into a review of the Aspergillus endocarditis literature. Aspergillus endocarditis should be suspected in patients with underlying immunosuppression, negative cultures, and a vegetation on echocardiography. Diagnosis ultimately requires confirmation by tissue histology and culture. The optimal treatment approach often requires aggressive surgical debridement in conjunction with prolonged antifungal therapy.
Authors:
Ameeta S Kalokhe; Nadine Rouphael; Mikhael F El Chami; Kimberly A Workowski; Geeta Ganesh; Jesse T Jacob
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-10-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1878-3511     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-30     Completed Date:  2011-03-22     Revised Date:  2011-10-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610933     Medline TA:  Int J Infect Dis     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e1040-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 International Society for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases, Emory University, 206 Woodruff Research Extension Bldg, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA. akalokh@emory.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Valve
Aspergillosis* / epidemiology,  microbiology,  surgery
Aspergillus* / classification,  isolation & purification
Aspergillus fumigatus / isolation & purification
Bone Marrow Transplantation / adverse effects
Debridement
Endocarditis* / epidemiology,  microbiology,  surgery
Female
Heart Valves / microbiology
Humans
Immunosuppression
Male
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects
Transplantation, Homologous / adverse effects
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Int J Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;15(9):e653   [PMID:  21763171 ]

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