+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum



Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum



JAMA 242(13): 1399-1400



A 37-yr-old man with a stenotic aortic valve replaced by a homograft developed heart failure and the defective homograft was replaced by an aortic prosthesis. Then he developed coughing and a neurological deterioration which finally resulted in chronic meningitis and death. At autopsy the aortic prosthesis was found to be infected with H. capsulatum and the fungus was also seen in basilar meningeal exudate. A fibrocaseous primary complex in the left lung contained H.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 000727857

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 480564

DOI: 10.1001/jama.1979.03300130043019


Related references

Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum: the first case report in Thailand. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 96(Suppl. 2): S262-S265, 2013

Histoplasma capsulatum prosthetic valve endocarditis with negative fungal blood cultures and negative histoplasma antigen assay in an immunocompetent patient. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48(12): 4664-4666, 2010

Rapid diagnosis of Histoplasma capsulatum endocarditis using the Histoplasma capsulatum AccuProbe directly on the excised valve. Abstracts of the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology 101: 239, 2001

Prosthetic valve endo carditis caused by histoplasma capsulatum. Archives of Internal Medicine 141(11): 1533-1537, 1981

Rapid diagnosis of Histoplasma capsulatum endocarditis using the AccuProbe on an excised valve. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 39(7): 2640-2641, 2001

Filamentous Histoplasma capsulatum endocarditis involving mitral and aortic valve porcine bioprostheses. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 109(3): 273-276, 1985

Coincidence of mycotic (Histoplasma capsulatum) vegetative endocarditis of the mitral valve and the Lutembacher syndrome. Report of a case. Circulation 32(4): 589-592, 1965

Histoplasma capsulatum endocarditis requiring aortic valve replacement for aortic insufficiency. Southern Medical Journal 73(5): 683-684, 1980

In vitro production of extracellular elastolytic proteinase by Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii and Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum in the yeast phase. Mycoses 34(11-12): 461-467, 1991

In vitro activity of itraconazole (R-51211) against Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum and Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia 63(3): 299-302, 1988

Production of extracellular collagenolytic proteinases by Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii and Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum in the yeast phase. Mycoses 34(11-12): 453-460, 1991

A study on a relationship between prosthetic valve replacement and infective endocarditis before and after surgery. Part 2. With a special reference to prosthetic valve endocarditis. Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai 27(11): 1537-1543, 1979

A case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Streptococcus constellatus as a rare agent of endocarditis. Heart and Lung 42(5): 379-381, 2014

Endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum. A case report and literature review. Ophthalmology 107(4): 725-729, 2000

Atypical disseminated cutaneous histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent child, caused by an "aberrant" variant of histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo 41(3): 195-202, 1999