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Endocarditis infecciosa por Paecilomyces variotii Endocarditis due to infection by Paecilomyces variotii

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Author(s): Juan Manuel Senior | Clara Saldarriaga

Journal: Biomédica
ISSN 0120-4157

Volume: 29;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 177;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
La endocarditis infecciosa por hongos es una complicación cada vez más frecuente en el mundo. Presentamos un caso de endocarditis infecciosa por Paecilomyces variotii en un paciente de sexo masculino con bioprótesis mitral, que respondió satisfactoriamente al tratamiento con cirugía de reemplazo valvular mitral y anfotericina B (dosis total de 3.670 mg). Hasta la fecha, sólo se han reportado seis casos similares en el mundo, con una mortalidad del 100%.Fungal endocarditis is a cardiac complication that has been increasing throughout the world. We present a case of infective endocarditis by Paecilomyces variotii in a male patient with a prosthetic mitral valve. Successful treatment consisted of administration of amphotericin B (total dose 3,670 mg) and mitral valve replacement. Only six cases have been reported previously, with a 100% mortality rate.
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