A case of bovine valve endocarditis caused by Engyodontium album

Shiva Balasingham, Spyros Chalkias, Anna Balasingham, Zane Saul, Brian L. Wickes, Deanna A. Sutton

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Abstract

We report the first case of Engyodontium album bioprosthetic valve endocarditis in a 44-year-old male with a history of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. There is only one other report of Engyodontium album as a human pathogen. The present case supports the increased incidence of fungal endocarditis especially in patients receiving immunotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-434
Number of pages5
JournalMedical mycology
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Engyodontium album
  • fungal endocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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