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Intracardiac Fungal Mass in a Term Neonate.

by Hynes, Conor F.
Citation: Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal. 12(4):225-226, 2016 Oct-Dec.Journal: Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal.Published: 2016ISSN: 1947-6108.Full author list: El-Sayed Ahmed MM; Kurkluoglu M; Hynes CF; Klugman D; Puscasiu E; Nath DS.UI/PMID: 28289498.Subject(s): Antifungal Agents/tu [Therapeutic Use] | Antiviral Agents/tu [Therapeutic Use] | *Candida albicans/gd [Growth & Development] | Candida albicans/ip [Isolation & Purification] | Candidiasis/di [Diagnosis] | *Candidiasis/mi [Microbiology] | Candidiasis/th [Therapy] | Cardiac Surgical Procedures | Echocardiography, Transesophageal | Herpes Simplex/di [Diagnosis] | Herpes Simplex/dt [Drug Therapy] | Herpes Simplex/vi [Virology] | Herpesvirus 1, Human/ip [Isolation & Purification] | Humans | Infant, Newborn | Infant, Newborn, Diseases/di [Diagnosis] | *Infant, Newborn, Diseases/mi [Microbiology] | Infant, Newborn, Diseases/th [Therapy] | Infant, Newborn, Diseases/vi [Virology] | Intensive Care Units, Neonatal | Liver Failure/di [Diagnosis] | Liver Failure/dt [Drug Therapy] | Liver Failure/vi [Virology] | Male | *Superinfection | Treatment Outcome | Ventricular Outflow Obstruction/dg [Diagnostic Imaging] | *Ventricular Outflow Obstruction/mi [Microbiology] | Ventricular Outflow Obstruction/th [Therapy]Activity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Case Reports | Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: (Click here) Abstract: Systemic fungal infections pose insidious challenges in neonatal intensive care settings. We present the case of a 9-day-old male term neonate admitted for polymicrobial sepsis and hepatic dysfunction who later developed candidemia superinfection. Despite broad antifungal therapy, the fungemia was complicated by progressive growth of a fungus ball in the right ventricular outflow tract that threatened cardiac function. Surgical excision of the mass was undertaken by right atriotomy and histologic examination confirmed Candida albicans.

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