Candida endocarditis

Candida endocarditis

mycotic endocarditis caused by a species of Candida. Also called endocardial candidiasis.
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141 Mortality for Candida endocarditis is high (67%), with a lower mortality in younger patients with a history of IV drug use.
parapsilosis endocarditis in one series of Candida endocarditis cases.
The clinical presentation of Candida endocarditis is non-specific.
9] Individual case reports have shown successful medical treatment of Candida endocarditis using the echinocandins without surgical intervention;[14-16] however, there is insufficient experience with these agents to make a recommendation for medical management alone.
Of 34 patients with Candida endocarditis (13 definite and 21 possible), 7 were OHCA with an increasing trend when compared with those with IHCA candidemia (Table 2).
The use of these drugs may represent an important step in the treatment of invasive systemic Candida infections by enhancing retention of affected intravascular devices and obviating the need for valve surgery in Candida endocarditis (2,19,29).