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Late-Onset Prosthetic Valve Fungal Endocarditis due to Candida albicans: A Case Report and Review of Literature from India

Late-Onset Prosthetic Valve Fungal Endocarditis due to Candida albicans: A Case Report and Review of Literature from India

The incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is 1-4%. Fungal endocarditis (FE) is an uncommon complication of valve replacement surgery. The incidence of PVE is highest within the first 12 months following surgery. We report here a fatal case of late-onset fungal endocarditis after 15 years of mitral valve replacement for which administration of amphotericin B is crucial for survival of patients.

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