volume 20, issue 1, P45-47 1992
DOI: 10.1007/bf01704896
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Abstract: Endocarditis by Aspergillus species in patients without prior cardiovascular surgery is extremely rare and difficult to diagnose. We report and discuss a 69-year-old patient with hairy cell leukemia who developed severe bilateral pneumonia and metastatic subcutaneous nodules from which A. fumigatus was cultured. He died after 18 days of treatment with an adequate dose (0.7 mg/kg/day) of amphotericin B intravenously. Fungal endocarditis and a myocardial infarction due to a septic thrombotic occlusion of the lef…

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