Journal of Immunological Techniques & Infectious Diseases ISSN: 2329-9541

Case Report, J Immunol Tech Infect Vol: 4 Issue: 1

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

Jain Sarika*, Sharma Bhawna, Gaind Rajni, Capoor Malini R and Deb Manorama
Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and associated Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
Corresponding author : Sarika Jain
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and associated Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 19, 2014 Accepted: January 13, 2015 Published: January 17, 2015
Citation: Sarika J, Bhawna S, Rajni G, Malin C, Manorama D (2015) Late-Onset Prosthetic Valve Fungal Endocarditis due to Candida albicans: A Case Report and Review of Literature from India. J Immunol Tech Infect 4:1. doi:10.4172/2329-9541.1000130

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Candida albicans ; Fungal endocarditis; Prosthetic valve endocarditis

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