Cardiology; Internal Medicine; Pathology and Microbiology; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) patch infection with Acremonium species isolated from vegetation and blood culture is described. Antifungal treatment was discontinued after 3 months and patient developed relapse. Surgery with prolonged oral voriconazole was instituted with recovery. We emphasize importance of surgery and prolonged therapy to treat such infections.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Sultan, B. A.,
Khan, A. H.,
(2018). Infection of a ventricular septal defect patch with acremonium species. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, 2018, 3057463.
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