Recurrent Trichosporon beigelii endocarditis after aortic valve replacement.

  title={Recurrent Trichosporon beigelii endocarditis after aortic valve replacement.},
  author={Albert Miralles and Jorge Quiroga and T Farinola and Chikwelu Larry Obi and Emilio Saura and Carles Fontanillas and J M S{\'a}nchez Granados and Miguel Benito and Jose Maria Calbet and Eduardo Castells},
  journal={Cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={2 1},
Fungal endocarditis of the bioprosthetic heart valve, implanted in a patient without evidence of impaired immunity, is reported. Clinical manifestations of endocarditis appeared 7 years after aortic valve replacement for rheumatic disease and included embolization into the popliteal artery. Trichosporon beigelii was isolated from the cultured fragments of the embolus. Two valve replacements were performed because of recurrent infection during the following 4 years. In spite of prolonged… CONTINUE READING