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Successful management of Penicillium endocarditis.

Authors
  • DelRossi, A J
  • Morse, D
  • Spagna, P M
  • Lemole, G M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publisher
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1980
Volume
80
Issue
6
Pages
945–947
Identifiers
PMID: 7431993
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Penicillium endocarditis involving an aortic valvular tissue prosthesis (Ionescu-Shiley) was successfully managed. This is the fourth reported case of Penicillium endocarditis, and the first survivor. A review of the literature shows that this fungus is ubiguitous though rarely pathogenic. The management of this rare type of infection is outlined.

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