Journal Article

Diagnosis and Treatment of <i>Aspergillus flavus</i> Sternal Wound Infections after Cardiac Surgery

S. J. Vandecasteele, J. R. Boelaert, P. Verrelst, E. Graulus and B. Z. Gordts

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 7, pages 887-890
Published in print October 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/342699
Diagnosis and Treatment of Aspergillus flavus Sternal Wound Infections after Cardiac Surgery

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We report the clinical data for 9 patients affected during an outbreak of Aspergillus flavus sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery. In 7 patients, the infection had a locally invasive character, with 3 of these patients having multiple relapses; 2 patients had fulminant mediastinitis and died. Most patients received combined surgical and medical treatment.

Journal Article.  1596 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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