ROBERT H. PERSELLIN, M.D.; OLGA M. HARING, M.D.; F. JOHN LEWIS, M.D.
The frequency of postcardiotomy endocarditis has been estimated to be less than 1%, and in the majority of the reported cases the offending organism has been Staphylococcus aureus.1-4 As of this writing, only two cases of fungal endocarditis following cardiac surgery have been reported, both due to Candida albicans.5, 6 This is a report of a case of Candida parakrusei endocarditis following aortic valvulotomy.
A 43-year-old white male entered Passavant Memorial Hospital on May 20, 1958, with a six-months' history of palpitation, dyspnea, and syncope on marked exertion. Although he had been digitalized, the symptoms had persisted and
PERSELLIN RH, HARING OM, LEWIS FJ. FUNGAL ENDOCARDITIS FOLLOWING CARDIAC SURGERY*†. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:127–134. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-54-1-127
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(1):127-134.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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