Case 44-1974: Candida Septicemia after Double Valve Replacements

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Presentation of Case A 46-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of rheumatic heart disease. Between six and 18 years of age she had 18 episodes of rheumatic fever. At the age of 32 years digitoxin therapy was begun because of atrial fibrillation. Seventeen months before admission she entered another hospital for treatment of congestive heart failure. Cardiac catheterization revealed severe mitral regurgitation and moderate aortic regurgitation. The patient complained of moderate fatigue and dyspnea, with occasional edema and chest pain. There was no history of cough, wheezing, orthopnea or hemoptysis. The temperature was 37°C, the pulse 96 and. © 1974, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Cabot, RC; Scully, RE; Mcneely, BU; Karchmer, AW; Robboy, SJ

Published Date

  • November 7, 1974

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 291 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 1021 - 1027

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-4793

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM197411072911909

Citation Source

  • Scopus