Scedosporium apiosermum infection of the "Native" valve: Fungal endocarditis in an orthotopic heart transplant recipient.

Journal Article

Scedosporium apiospermum is an increasingly appreciated pathogen in immunosuppressed patients. We present a case of S. apiospermum endocarditis in a 70-year-old male who had undergone orthotopic heart transplant. Echocardiogram demonstrated a 1.4 cm tricuspid valve vegetation. He underwent valve replacement, complicated by fatal massive post-operative haemorrhage. Valve cultures grew S. apiospermum. To our knowledge, our case is the first reported instance of endocarditis caused by S. apiospermum in a recipient of a cardiac transplant.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clement, ME; Maziarz, EK; Schroder, JN; Patel, CB; Perfect, JR

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 /

Start / End Page

  • 34 - 36

PubMed ID

  • 26288748

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2211-7539

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2211-7539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.mmcr.2015.07.005

Language

  • eng