Aspergillus fumigatus tricuspid native valve endocarditis in a non-intravenous drug user

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Invasive aspergillosis is an emerging infection mainly affecting immunocompromised patients. This report details a case of Aspergillus fumigatus tricuspid native valve endocarditis complicated by recurrent septic pulmonary emboli in a young, non-intravenous drug user. He was treated by surgical resection of the posterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve and the vegetations, as well as by valvuloplasty, which was followed by a combination of liposomal amphotericin B and voriconazole as acute-phase therapy and voriconazole alone as suppression therapy.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles