Lecythophora mutabilis prosthetic valve endocarditis in a diabetic patient

Marci Drees, Brian L. Wickes, Mamta Gupta, Susan Hadley

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While dematiaceous (dark-walled) fungi are ubiquitous in the environment, their involvement in invasive human infections has rarely been reported. However, these organisms have been identified as potential emerging pathogens, particularly among immunocompromised hosts. We describe a diabetic patient with Lecythophora mutabilis prosthetic valve endocarditis who was treated surgically, as well as with amphotericin B lipid complex and voriconazole, which were subsequently followed by prolonged voriconazole suppressive therapy. To the best of our knowledge, our patient is the first reported survivor of L. mutabilis prosthetic valve endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-467
Number of pages5
JournalMedical mycology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2007


  • Dematiaceous fungi
  • Endocarditis
  • Lecythophora mutabilis
  • Phaeohyphomycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases


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