Tricuspid valve and pacemaker endocarditis due to Pseudallescheria boydii (Scedosporium apiospermum)

Javier A. Laurini, J. Elliot Carter, Andrea G. Kahn

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Abstract

We report a case of native valve and pacemaker endocarditis in a 78-year-old male with diabetes mellitus who died after cardiac surgery. At autopsy, tricuspid valve vegetations and lung abscesses containing thick, hyaline, septate, and branching hyphae were present. The culture identified Scedosporium apiospermum, an infrequent cause of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-517
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume102
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Pseudallescheria
  • Scedosporium
  • Tricuspid valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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