Aspergillus niger endocarditis in an immunocompetent patient: an unusual course

Citation
Y. Kreiss et al., Aspergillus niger endocarditis in an immunocompetent patient: an unusual course, POSTG MED J, 76(892), 2000, pp. 105-106
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN journal
0032-5473 → ACNP
Volume
76
Issue
892
Year of publication
2000
Pages
105 - 106
Database
ISI
SICI code
0032-5473(200002)76:892<105:ANEIAI>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
Aspergillus is an opportunistic nosocomial fungus generally associated with a high mortality rate. A niger has been rarely associated with infection, and most cases have occurred in patients who have recently undergone heart surgery or in immunocompromised patients. We present a case of an immunocom petent patient with A niger endocarditis which illustrates the difficulties in diagnosis and the possible insidious course of fungal endocarditis.