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Rom J Intern Med. 2005;43(1-2):157-61.

A "true" polymicrobial endocarditis: Candida tropicalis and Staphylococcus aureus--to a drug user. Case presentation and literature review.

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Matei Balş Institute of Infectious Diseases, Bucharest, Romania. gabrielp@yahoo.com

Abstract

Polymicrobial endocarditis is more frequent in intravenous drug user (IVDU). Combined therapy--medical and surgical--represents the standard of care, but long-term suppressive therapy duration in fungal endocarditis is still debated. The polymicrobial endocarditis is rare: 1-3%. It is being observed with increasing frequency among drug users; a predominance of tricuspid valve involvement exists. We report a case of dual etiology infective endocarditis (IE) - Candida tropicalis and Staphylococcus aureus - in a IVDU; the treatment was combined, medical and surgical, and was followed by a suppressive antifungal therapy. We review the other published Candida tropicalis endocarditis cases and discuss their optimal management.

PMID:
16739876
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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