Postoperative Candida infections of the heart in children: clinicopathologic study of a continuing problem of diagnosis and therapy.

@article{Walsh1980PostoperativeCI,
  title={Postoperative Candida infections of the heart in children: clinicopathologic study of a continuing problem of diagnosis and therapy.},
  author={Thomas J Walsh and Grover M. Hutchins},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          325-31
        }
}
Fungal infections of the heart are infrequent postoperative complications in children, yet, when present are often fatal. Children autopsied at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1889 to the present were studied for cardiac fungal infection. Among the 14 children so identified, 8 developed cardiac fungal infection after surgery. All postoperative cardiac infections were caused by Candida species. All were autopsied since 1959. Gastrointestinal surgery was performed in 6 patients and cardiac… CONTINUE READING

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