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Micafungin for Candida Albicans Pacemaker-Associated Endocarditis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  23073824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report on the treatment with micafungin of a pacemaker-associated endocarditis due to Candida albicans. Antifungal therapy was able to reduce vegetation size from 5 to 1 cm making possible the transvenous removal of the device without a high risk of pulmonary embolism. Noteworthy, a high micafungin concentration was documented into the lead vegetation (10 μg/g of vegetation tissue) and this may have contributed to the striking size reduction of vegetation.
Authors:
Carlo Tascini; Maria Grazia Bongiorni; Enrico Tagliaferri; Antonello Di Paolo; Sarah Flammini; Ezio Soldati; Alessandro Leonildi; Andrea Di Cori; Francesco Menichetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
U.O. Malattie Infettive, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.
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