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Aspergillus endocarditis: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21036091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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.
Infectious Diseases, Emory University, 206 Woodruff Research Extension Bldg, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Valve
Aspergillosis* / epidemiology,  microbiology,  surgery
Aspergillus* / classification,  isolation & purification
Aspergillus fumigatus / isolation & purification
Bone Marrow Transplantation / adverse effects
Endocarditis* / epidemiology,  microbiology,  surgery
Heart Valves / microbiology
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects
Transplantation, Homologous / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents
Comment In:
Int J Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;15(9):e653   [PMID:  21763171 ]

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