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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-39

Fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis by amphotericin-resistant Candida parapsilosis: A case report from South Kerala

Department of Microbiology, Travancore Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, India

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Dr. K M Rafeeda
Department of Microbiology, Travancore Medical College, Kollam, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_1_19

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Fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis is a rare but serious complication of valve replacement surgery. We describe a case report of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Candida parapsilosis resistant to Amphotericin B, and the patient was completely recovered due to prompt redo surgery and with Caspofungin and Fluconazole therapy.

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