Aspergillus endocarditis diagnosed by fungemia plus serum antigen testing.
- Author(s): Hatlen, Timothy J;
- Filler, Scott G;
- Bayer, Arnold;
- Shah, Sonia;
- Shodhan, Shivani;
- Van, Tam T
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6216080/
Fungal endocarditis remains an uncommon clinical diagnosis, though is likely to become more frequent due to the global increase in transplantations and cardiac valvular surgery. A case of prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Aspergillus fumigatus is described that was diagnosed with serologic fungal markers and confirmed with positive blood cultures, an uncommon finding.