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Candida tropicalis causing prosthetic valve endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15928449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The incidence of endocarditis produced by the so-called "opportunists" as a complication of prosthetic valve surgery is progressively increasing in frequency and gradually transforming the clinical picture habitually associated with this disease. Candida endocarditis is an unusual but severe complication caused by Candida albicans or other fungal species. This case and a review of the literature indicate that Candida endocarditis treated with amphotericin B and prosthetic valve replacement may recur months after treatment, and that late recurrent Candida endocarditis, which is difficult to diagnose and treat, may be best prevented by lifelong antifungal suppressive therapy.
Authors:
P A Nagaraja; T Mathew; D P Shetty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0255-0857     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-01     Completed Date:  2005-12-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700903     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Bioprosthesis / adverse effects*
Candida tropicalis / isolation & purification
Candidiasis / drug therapy,  etiology*
Endocarditis / drug therapy,  etiology*
Female
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Humans
Mitral Valve / surgery
Review Literature as Topic
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 1397-89-3/Amphotericin B

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