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Aspergillus endocarditis diagnosed by fungemia plus serum antigen testing
- Hatlen, Timothy J., Filler, Scott G., Bayer, Arnold, Shah, Sonia, Shodhan, Shivani, Van, Tam T.
- Medical mycology case reports 2019 v.23 pp. 1-3
- Aspergillus fumigatus, antigen detection, blood serum, case studies, endocarditis, fungemia, fungi, mycology, prostheses, surgery
- Fungal endocarditis remains an uncommon clinical diagnosis, though is likely to become more frequent due to the global increase in transplantations and cardiac valvular surgery. A case of prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Aspergillus fumigatus is described that was diagnosed with serologic fungal markers and confirmed with positive blood cultures, an uncommon finding.