Journal Article

Candida Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Cured by Caspofungin Therapy without Valve Replacement

R. Rajendram, N. J. Alp, A. R. Mitchell, I. C. J. W. Bowler and J. C. Forfar

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 9, pages e72-e74
Published in print May 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/429322
Candida Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Cured by Caspofungin Therapy without Valve Replacement

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A 64-year-old woman with a mechanical mitral valve prosthesis developed late-onset Candida endocarditis. Blood cultures grew Candida glabrata and Candida krusei. Transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated vegetations on the valve. The patient was not medically fit for valve replacement, but her condition was successfully treated with 6 weeks of intravenous caspofungin therapy.

Journal Article.  1889 words.  Illustrated.

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

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