Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator infection due to Scedosporium apiospermum

Bilal Sarvat, Juan Sarria

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Abstract

We report a case of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator infection due to Scedosporium apiospermum. This infection persisted despite systemic antifungal treatment with voriconazole and was controlled after removal of the foreign device and replacement of the involved tricuspid valve. This case underscores the importance of a combined surgical and medical approach for this complicated infection. Scedosporium species should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cardiac or intravascular device-related infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

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Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Fungal infection
  • Intravascular device
  • Scedosporium apiospermum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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