Diagnostic challenges in native valve fungal endocarditis producing a massive septic pulmonary embolus. Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai zasshi = Japanese journal of medical mycology Salmi, D., Bhat, A., Corman, L., Raff, G., Satake, N. 2010; 51 (4): 207-210


Diagnosis and treatment of Candida albicans endocarditis can be difficult. We report a case of this rare condition in which a patient on oral fluconazole presented with septic pulmonary emboli without initial echocardiographic evidence of vegetation. Rapid attainment of a tissue diagnosis, along with combined medical surgical treatment proved to be effective for this patient.

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