Abstract

A young Down's syndrome patient developed tricuspid valve endocarditis several years after undergoing surgical closure of a congenital ventricular septal defect. Fungal etiology was established by PCR amplification of the Candida albicans ERG11 gene. Although antifungal therapy was administered, surgical replacement of the infected valve was required to eliminate the infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalSCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Candida albicans

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