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A case of Candida parapsilosis bioprosthetic valve endocarditis
  • Kenji Sakakibara,
  • Hiroyuki Nakajima
Kenji Sakakibara
University of Yamanashi
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Hiroyuki Nakajima
University of Yamanashi Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Fungal bioprosthetic valve endocarditis is regarded as a rare, fatal disease. Severe aortic valve stenosis due to vegetation in bioprosthetic valves was also rare. Because biofilm formation is a factor related to persistent infection, the best outcomes for endocarditis are achieved in patients treated surgically with concomitant antifungal medications.