Successful non-surgical treatment of Candida tropicalis endocarditis with liposomal amphotericin-B (AmBisome)

Rimma Melamed, Eugene Leibovitz, Oren Abramson, Aviva Levitas, Nili Zucker, Rafael Gorodisher

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Abstract

Fungal endocarditis in children is most commonly a complication of palliative or curative surgery for congenital heart disease, rheumatic valvulitis and prolonged indwelling central venous and umbilical catheters. We describe here the case of a 3-y-old patient with chronic diarrhoea and prolonged total parenteral alimentation who developed severe C. tropicalis endocarciitis and was treated successfully using a liposomal preparation of amphotericin-B (AmBisome) without surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000

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