A case report of Candida parapsilosis endocarditis.
Inoue Y. Yozu R. Ueda T. Kawada S.
Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
A 57-year-old male was treated for fungal endocarditis caused by Candida parapsilosis which precipitated severe cardiac valve vegetation and insufficiency. His condition resulted from a three-month installation of a central venous catheter for hyperalimentation and chemotherapy following total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Aortic valve replacement combined with fluconazole administration resulted in satisfactory recovery with no adverse events during an 18-month follow up period.