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Successful treatment of fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8838195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of Candida albicans prosthetic valve endocarditis in a patient who was still alive 1 year following a homograft aortic root and valve replacement and antifungal therapy. Only 33 other cases of successfully treated fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis have been reported. We review these 33 cases and six cases of late recurrence following treatment, as well as the clinical features, diagnosis, and options for treatment of fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis.
Authors:
H M Gilbert; E D Peters; S J Lang; B J Hartman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-03     Completed Date:  1996-12-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York 10021, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
Aortic Valve*
Candidiasis / drug therapy*
Combined Modality Therapy
Endocarditis / drug therapy,  surgery,  therapy*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve
Prosthesis-Related Infections / drug therapy,  therapy*
Recurrence
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Clin Infect Dis. 1996 Dec;23(6):1338-40   [PMID:  8953098 ]

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