Hampered by historical paradigms--echinocandins and the treatment of Candida endocarditis

Bradley J Gardiner, Monica Anne Slavin, Tony Korman, Rhonda Lee Stuart

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis due to Candida sp. has a high mortality rate. Traditionally, management involves early surgery and prolonged amphotericin +/- flucytosine. We report a case of Candida parapsilosis bileaflet mitral valve endocarditis cured with anidulafungin and fluconazole, and review the role of echinocandins in the management of Candida endocarditis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316 - 319
Number of pages4
JournalMycoses
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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