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 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jccase.2011.05.007
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Cardiology Cases

Abstract

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.