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Recurrent prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Aspergillus delacroxii (formerly Aspergillus nidulans var. echinulatus)

Author:
Uhrin, Gábor Balázs, Jensen, Rasmus Hare, Korup, Eva, Grønlund, Jens, Hjort, Ulla, Moser, Claus, Arendrup, Maiken Cavling, Schønheyder, Henrik Carl
Source:
Medical mycology case reports 2015 v.10 pp. 21-23
ISSN:
2211-7539
Subject:
Aspergillus nidulans, abscess, case studies, endocarditis, fungemia, fungi, hemorrhage, mycology, patients, prostheses, surgery
Abstract:
We report Aspergillus delacroxii (formerly Aspergillus nidulans var. echinulatus) causing recurrent prosthetic valve endocarditis. The fungus was the sole agent detected during replacement of a mechanical aortic valve conduit due to abscess formation. Despite extensive surgery and anti-fungal treatment, the patient had a cerebral hemorrhage 4 months post-surgery prompting a diagnosis of recurrent prosthetic valve endocarditis and fungemia.
Agid:
5510586