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A large intracardiac fungus ball in a premature infant.
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PMID:  21980817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We present a premature infant with large intracardiac mass. She had a history of sepsis and umbilical venous catheterization in the neonatal period. Twenty-seven days after withdrawal of the catheter, a precordial murmur was noted. A large right atrial highly mobile mass suspected to be thrombus was detected by echocardiography. C-reactive protein was elevated. Three blood cultures were negative. Anticoagulation treatment was started. After one week, no resolution of the thrombus was observed. The mass was surgically resected and diagnosis of thrombus infected by fungi was made on histopathological examination. Early screening of cardiac chambers by echocardiography is recommended in all preterms with intravascular catheterization.
Filiz Ekici; Birgül Varan; Berna Saylan-Cevik; Murat Ozkan; Alev Ok-Atilgan; Ayla Oktay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Ankara Children's, Hematology and Oncology Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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