Endocarditis due to aspergillus flavus

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dc.contributor.author Khan, Z.U.
dc.contributor.author Sanyal, S.C.
dc.contributor.author Mokaddas, E.
dc.contributor.author Vislocky, I.
dc.contributor.author Anim, J.T.
dc.contributor.author Salama, A.L.
dc.contributor.author Shuhaiber, H.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-25T20:04:19Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-19T12:34:52Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-25T20:04:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-19T12:34:52Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.citation Khan, Z. U., Sanyal, S. C., Mokaddas, E., Vislocky, I., Anim, J. T., Salama, A. L., & Shuhaiber, H. (1997). Endocarditis due to aspergillus flavus. Mycoses, 40(5-6), 213-217. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 09337407
dc.description.abstract Fungal endocarditis has emerged as an important complication of patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery. Our patient had no past history of cardiac surgery, intravenous drug abuse or immunosuppressive therapy. He had received broad-spectrum antibiotics for varying periods, which might have predisposed him to this infection. The diagnosis was based on the demonstration of hyaline, septate branched fungal elements in the infected valvular tissue and isolation of Aspergillus flavus in culture. The delay in establishing the ante-mortem diagnosis because of repeatedly negative blood cultures, presence of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and rapidly deteriorating kidney function were the major factors contributing to his poor prognosis and death, despite surgical removal of infected valves and antifungal therapy. This is the first report of endocarditis due to A. flavus from the Middle East. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mycoses en_US
dc.subject Aspergillosis en_US
dc.subject Aspergillus flavus en_US
dc.subject Endocarditis en_US
dc.subject Predisposing factors en_US
dc.title Endocarditis due to aspergillus flavus en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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