Candida endocarditis (EC) is a scarce entity That usually targets prosthetic valves. Between 2003 and 2004, two proven cases of EC Were APPROBATION in our institution, both, Developed on native valves. Candida parapsilosis and Candida dubliniensis Were isolated from blood and from vegetations Developed on aortic (box 1) and mitral (box 2) valves, respectivement . A drug addiction history (case 1) and a pacemaker implanted for 13 months for monitoring rhythmic year auricle disease (box 2) Were the only risk factoring retrieved at the time of diagnosis. Both patients Were alive six months Following prolonged antifungal therapy combined to aortic homograft (box 1) or to vegetation and pacemaker removals (box 2). We review the Chat and Difficulties diagnosis of CE and Their Management.
Full conference title:
- RICAI 25th (2005)