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Postoperative intramyocardial abscess caused by mucormycosis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
58
Issue
6
Pages
1760–1762
Identifiers
PMID: 7979755
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We report the case of an intramyocardial abscess caused by mucormycosis that arose after cardiac operation. Several causes of immunosuppression in a 71-year-old woman were exacerbated after she underwent coronary revascularization. Before she died of multiple organ system dysfunction, a variety of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as complete heart block, developed, but the cause was not clear until autopsy revealed a large septal myocardial abscess due to mucormycosis.

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