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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165-167

Fungal endocarditis: A rare presentation

1 Department of Anatomical Pathology and Cytology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Deccan College of Medical Sciences,Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Department of Anatomical Pathology and Cytology, Hyderabad, Telangana,
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DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_29_22

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Endocarditis is inflammation of the innermost lining of the heart including the valves. It can be of infective or noninfective etiology. It is a relatively rare disease with high morbidity and mortality. There are a very few cases reported from India. Infective endocarditis due to fungal organisms accounts for 2%–4% of endocarditis. We report a case of Aspergillus endocarditis in a patient with chronic rheumatic heart disease, which was incidentally diagnosed during surgery. The patient was treated with mitral valve replacement and antifungal agents. One year after surgery, the patient has a good prosthetic valve function with no evidence of vegetations.

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