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Histoplasma capsulatum prosthetic valve endocarditis with negative fungal blood cultures and negative histoplasma antigen assay in an immunocompetent patient



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



We report a case of Histoplasma capsulatum endocarditis in which Histoplasma antigen assay and fungal blood cultures were negative. The diagnosis was made by microscopic examination and culture of the excised valve. Histoplasma capsulatum should be considered in the differential diagnosis of culture-negative endocarditis in regions where it is endemic and in travelers.

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Accession: 053567950

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PMID: 20926709

DOI: 10.1128/jcm.01390-10


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