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Candida Endocarditis Complicating Glucose Total Intravenous Nutrition

Authors
  • A. B. Gazzaniga
  • M. H. Mir-Sepasi
  • M. R. Jefferies
  • M. T. Yeo
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1974
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
License
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Abstract

A case of Candida albicans endocarditis is reported. The endocarditis occurred in a patient with a chronic illness who received intermittent glucose total intravenous nutrition for approximately 10 weeks. The patient developed severe aortic insufficiency with his valvular endocarditis and required emergency aortic valve replacement. Aggressive surgery and medical treatment appear to be the treatment of choice for these critically ill patients.

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