Candida parapsilosis endocarditis without vegetations at Echocardiography: a case report

Keywords: Candida parapsilosis, Endocarditis, Echocardiography transesophageal, Invasive Candidiasis

Abstract

Candida endocarditis is a very serious manifestation of candida infections, and it has increased in incidence over the past years. Of these, C. parapsilosis has been described as a cause of endocarditis in native valves of intravenous drug users and prosthetic valves. We report the case of a female that developed a cerebrovascular accident secondary to emboli from aortic prosthetic valve C. parapsilosis endocarditis, despite apparently normal echocardiography. She received antifungal therapy without surgical intervention.

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Published
2024-03-05
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Vargas-Herrera N, Estrada-Grossmann JM, Saavedra-Velasco M, Arango-Rojas GM, Cabrera-Enríquez J. Candida parapsilosis endocarditis without vegetations at Echocardiography: a case report. Acta Med Peru [Internet]. 2024Mar.5 [cited 2024Jul.12];40(4). Available from: https://amp.cmp.org.pe/index.php/AMP/article/view/2662
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CASE REPORTS