[Successful medical treatment of Candida tropicalis in prosthetic valve endocarditis].

Abstract

Medical cure of fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is rarely reported. We describe a patient with C. tropicalis PVE in whom surgery was believed to be contraindicated. A huge tricuspid valvular vegetation was identified by two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. After a total of 2 g of amphotericin B, she continued with fluconazole daily with a follow-up of fifteen months. Our patient represents the first case of long term survival of C. tropicalis PVE successfully managed without surgery.

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@article{Roel1998SuccessfulMT, title={[Successful medical treatment of Candida tropicalis in prosthetic valve endocarditis].}, author={Jos{\'e} E Roel and A. Gamba and Marcella Curone and A O Pescio and Carlos Bruno and Jorge Luis Finquelievich}, journal={Medicina}, year={1998}, volume={58 3}, pages={301-2} }