HUBERT I. CAPLAN, M.D.; EMANUEL FRISCH, M.D.; JOHN D. HOUGHTON, M.D.; MERRILL S. CLIMO, M.D.; GEORGE A. NATSIOS, B.SC.
CAPLAN H., FRISCH E., HOUGHTON J., CLIMO M., NATSIOS G.; Aspergillus fumigatus Endocarditis: Report of a Case Diagnosed During Life. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:378-385. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-2-378
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(2):378-385.
A case of widely disseminated, fatal, vegetative aortic endocarditis due to Aspergillus fumigatus is described. The diagnosis was established during life when a surgically removed aortic embolus revealed the organism on culture and histologic examination. A relatively short period of treatment with amphotericin B was unsuccessful. The relationship of such unusual infections to the use of antimicrobial, cytotoxic, and anti-inflammatory drugs is discussed. The importance of suspecting fungal endocarditis in view of possible curative medical and surgical treatment is emphasized.
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Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Endocarditis.
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