Tricuspid valve Candida endocarditis. Successful treatment with valve-sparing debridement and antifungal chemotherapy in a multiorgan transplant recipient.


Journal Article

Tricuspid valve Candida albicans endocarditis developed in a multiple-organ transplant recipient six months after successful treatment of Candida peritonitis. She has had no recurrence or valvular incompetence two years after valve-sparing debridement of the vegetation and prolonged therapy with amphotericin B. This is the second report of long-term success following valve-sparing debridement for tricuspid valve Candida endocarditis. In selected patients without annular involvement or gross valve destruction, excision of the fungal vegetation may allow for long-term cure and a competent valve.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pruett, TL; Rotstein, OD; Anderson, RW; Simmons, RL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 116 - 118

PubMed ID

  • 3510537

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3510537

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9343

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9343(86)90059-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States