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 SURGERY12. Ann Intern Med. ;54:127–134. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-1-127
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(1):127-134.
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