Fungal endocarditis involving rheumatic mitral valve in a young man

AKBOĞA M. K., ŞAHİNARSLAN A., Akyel A., Tavil Y., Boyaci B.

Journal of Cardiology Cases, vol.4, no.1, 2011 (Scopus) identifier identifier


Fungal endocarditis is a relatively rare condition with particular difficulties in diagnosis and treatment. These difficulties lead to higher rates of mortality and morbidity. We report the successful treatment of a patient with rheumatic mitral valve who had fungal endocarditis due to Cushing syndrome caused by iatrogenic corticosteroid supplement. © 2011 Japanese College of Cardiology.