Fungal endocarditis is rare in comparison with bacterial endocarditis and is associated with a poor prognosis. Despite the proven reliability of echocardiography, false negatives are not uncommon and may influence the therapeutic strategy, as some reports have supported the efficacy of antifungal treatment alone. We report on a case of bioprosthetic aortic valve Candida parapsilosis endocarditis without typical echocardiograhy findings, which we treated with both antifungal and surgical therapy.

Mve Mvondo, C., D'Auria, F., Sordillo, P., Pellegrino, A., Andreoni, M., Chiariello, L. (2013). Candida parapsilosis endocarditis on a prosthetic aortic valve with unclear echocardiographic features. CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, 23(24(3)), 7-8 [10.5830/CVJA-2013-006].

Candida parapsilosis endocarditis on a prosthetic aortic valve with unclear echocardiographic features.

SORDILLO, PASQUALE;PELLEGRINO, ANTONIO;ANDREONI, MASSIMO;CHIARIELLO, LUIGI
2013-01-01

Abstract

Fungal endocarditis is rare in comparison with bacterial endocarditis and is associated with a poor prognosis. Despite the proven reliability of echocardiography, false negatives are not uncommon and may influence the therapeutic strategy, as some reports have supported the efficacy of antifungal treatment alone. We report on a case of bioprosthetic aortic valve Candida parapsilosis endocarditis without typical echocardiograhy findings, which we treated with both antifungal and surgical therapy.
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Settore MED/23 - Chirurgia Cardiaca
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Mve Mvondo, C., D'Auria, F., Sordillo, P., Pellegrino, A., Andreoni, M., Chiariello, L. (2013). Candida parapsilosis endocarditis on a prosthetic aortic valve with unclear echocardiographic features. CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, 23(24(3)), 7-8 [10.5830/CVJA-2013-006].
Mve Mvondo, C; D'Auria, F; Sordillo, P; Pellegrino, A; Andreoni, M; Chiariello, L
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