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.
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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