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Cardiac aspergillosis presenting as myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8896916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Immunosuppression can allow organisms which are not usually pathogenetic to cause disease. Invasive fungal disease is becoming increasingly prevalent because of the growing numbers of patients who are immunosuppressed. Aspergillus species frequently form large masses of fungal elements, thrombin, and fibrin, within the vasculature. These masses can then embolize, leading to organ infarction. Reported herein is a case of aspergillosis invading the myocardium and causing widespread necrosis and infarction. Although the epicardial coronary arteries were free of disease, the patient ultimately died in cardiogenic shock.
M B Cishek; B Yost; S Schaefer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-13     Completed Date:  1997-02-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  824-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California at Davis 95616, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy

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