A case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans.

Abstract

A case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans is described. The infection followed closed mitral valvotomy and insertion of a valvular prosthesis. Infection was manifested 2 weeks after the operation. The diagnosis was based on direct demonstration of the yeast with characteristic morphology in clinical material… (More)

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