Phialemonium curvatum prosthetic valve endocarditis with an unusual echocardiographic presentation

Azriel Osherov, Ehud Schwammenthal, Raphael Kuperstein, Jacob Strahilevitz, Micha S. Feinberg

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Abstract

Phialemonium species, an opportunistic fungal pathogen rarely causes invasive disease, have been described as opportunistic infection agents in humans, mainly as a result of immunosuppression and very rarely involves the heart. We present a case of a patient with Phialemonium curvatum prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis with an unusual initial transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) presentation, illustrating the important role of repeat TEE for the proper diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalEchocardiography
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Fungal endocarditis
  • Phialemonium
  • Prosthetic valve

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