Fatal endocarditis due to Aspergillus flavus in Iran.

@article{Shoar2004FatalED,
  title={Fatal endocarditis due to Aspergillus flavus in Iran.},
  author={M G Shoar and Kamiar Zomorodian and Farshid Saadat and Mohammad Jafar Hashemi and B Tarazoei},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 9},
  pages={485-6}
}
Infective endocarditis is a rare but potentially devastating infection of the native endocardium and heart valves. The majority cases of infective endocarditis are caused by bacteria, whereas cardiac fungal infections account for 24% of all cases of endocarditis.1 The prevalence of these infections has grown in the last decade due to intravenous drug abusing, malignant neoplasm, solid organ transplantation, long term use of antibiotics as well as open-heart surgery which is a major factor in… CONTINUE READING

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The prevalence of these infections has grown in the last decade due to intravenous drug abusing , malignant neoplasm , solid organ transplantation , long term use of antibiotics as well as open - heart surgery which is a major factor in developing of this infection.2,3 Two - thirds of cases of fungal endocarditis are caused by Candida , and one third by Aspergillus.4,5 Aspergillus endocarditis is usually associated with high morbidity and mortality , ranging from 80% to 96% , regardless of treatment.6
The prevalence of these infections has grown in the last decade due to intravenous drug abusing , malignant neoplasm , solid organ transplantation , long term use of antibiotics as well as open - heart surgery which is a major factor in developing of this infection.2,3 Two - thirds of cases of fungal endocarditis are caused by Candida , and one third by Aspergillus.4,5 Aspergillus endocarditis is usually associated with high morbidity and mortality , ranging from 80% to 96% , regardless of treatment.6
EndocardiumConstitutional part ofHeart Valves
Infective endocarditis is a rare but potentially devastating infection of the native endocardium and heart valves .
Infective endocarditis is a rare but potentially devastating infection of the native endocardium and heart valves .
Infective endocarditis is a rare but potentially devastating infection of the native endocardium and heart valves .
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