Tricuspid valve candida endocarditis. Successful treatment with valve-sparing debridement and antifungal chemotherapy in a multiorgan transplant recipient

Timothy L. Pruett, Ori D. Rotstein, Robert W. Anderson, Richard L. Simmons

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Abstract

Tricuspid valve Candida albicans endocarditis developed in a multiple-organ transplant recipient six months after successful treatment of Candida peritonitis. She has had no recurrence or valvular incompetence two years after valve-sparing debridement of the vegetation and prolonged therapy with amphotericin B. This is the second report of long-term success following valve-sparing debridement for tricuspid valve Candida endocarditis. In selected patients without annular involvement or gross valve destruction, excision of the fungal vegetation may allow for long-term cure and a competent valve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1986

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