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Fungal endocarditis in bone marrow transplantation: case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9892534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of fungal endocarditis due to Aspergillus terreus in a leukaemia patient who received a bone marrow allograft from a matched unrelated donor. He presented with persistent fever. microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia but there was no cardiac signs and symptoms. He died despite intravenous amphotericin B. Review of the English literature showed five other patients with fungal endocarditis in the setting of bone marrow transplantation and revealed the same features of difficult diagnosis and poor outcome.
C S Chim; P L Ho; S T Yuen; K Y Yuen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0163-4453     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-10     Completed Date:  1999-03-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Aspergillosis / complications*,  drug therapy
Aspergillus / drug effects,  growth & development
Bone Marrow Transplantation*
Endocarditis / drug therapy,  etiology,  microbiology*
Fatal Outcome
Postoperative Complications / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 1397-89-3/Amphotericin B

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