Native-valve endocarditis due to Candida parapsilosis

Chung Dann Kan, Chwan Yau Luo, Pao Yen Lin, Yu Jen Yang

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Candida parapsilosis endocarditis is associated with a high mortality rate. Usually occurring in intravenous-drug abusers and prosthetic valve recipients, native-valve endocarditis is rarely reported. We describe a case of Candida parapsilosis endocarditis involving the aortic and mitral valves, with the patient surviving prompt double-valve replacement with amphotericin B and fluconazole treatment. Five years after the surgery, the patient was still free of recurrent symptoms. Although the results suggests that prompt surgery combined with pre- and postoperative intravenous amphotericin B and 6 months of oral antifungal antibiotic is adequate for such cases, life-long regular follow-up with echocardiography is still required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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