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Candida Endocarditis: An Emerging Peril in Cardiovascular Surgery.

J. P. Utz, M.D., (Assoc.); W. C. Roberts, M.D.; T. Cooper, M.D.; H. M. Kravetz, M.D.; and V. T. Andriole, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1058. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1058_1
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Six patients with candida endocarditis were studied at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health during a 21-month period. Five of these patients had had prior cardiac surgery, as had one of the 15 previously reported cases of candida endocarditis. An analysis of the clinical and pathologic features of these 21 cases revealed that C. albicans was the infecting organism in seven patients, C. parapsilosis in six, C. guilliermondii in four, C. krusei and C. tropicalis in one each. The responsible species was not given in two patients. Although candida endocarditis resembled bacterial endocarditis in most clinical aspects,


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