Medical treatment of recurrent candidemia in a patient with probable Candida parapsilosis prosthetic valve endocarditis

M. A. Zahid, S. A. Klotz, D. R. Hinthorn

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Abstract

Fungal endocarditis is considered an absolute indication for valve replacement surgery. We describe the successful medical treatment of recurrent Candida parapsilosis candidemia with sequential treatment with amphotericin B and fluconazole in a patient with probable prosthetic valve endocarditis. Because of the presumed effectiveness of amphotericin B and fluconazole in the treatment of this patient, medical therapy should be considered as potentially useful in the treatment of recurrent C parapsilosis fungemia or endocarditis or both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1597-1598
Number of pages2
JournalCHEST
Volume105
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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