HUBERT I. CAPLAN, M.D.; EMANUEL FRISCH, M.D.; JOHN D. HOUGHTON, M.D.; MERRILL S. CLIMO, M.D.; GEORGE A. NATSIOS, B.SC.
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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.
CAPLAN HI, FRISCH E, HOUGHTON JD, et al. 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.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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