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Left atrial myxoma infected with Histoplasma capsulatum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  645733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient is presented in whom a left atrial myxoma was found to be infected with Histoplasma capsulatum. Histoplasmosis has not been previously associated with this tumor, nor has any fungus without preceding bacterial endocarditis and long-term antibiotic therapy. The clinical course in foru previously reported cases of bacterially infected myxoma is reviewed. There have been 18 prior cases of Histoplasma endocarditis and in two the patients have survived. Their clinical presentation and response to therapy are also reviewed, and pertinent therapeutic conclusions drawn. The role of echocardiography in this patient's evaluation and the ultimate successful therapy are discussed.
E W Rogers; A E Weyman; R J Noble; S C Bruins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1978 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-06-28     Completed Date:  1978-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
Endocarditis / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery
Histoplasmosis / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Myxoma / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
1397-89-3/Amphotericin B

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