CRCM  Vol.2 No.5 , August 2013
Premature newborn with intracardiac fungus balls and endocarditis which is curable only with anti-fungal therapy: Case presentation
ABSTRACT
Invasive fungal infections often caused by Candida species are infections which have high morbidity and mortality rates in newborn infants. 5% of the cases have also concomitant endocarditis and this causes mortality rates over 60%. Thus it has vital importance to diagnose and treat these patients with endocarditis in early stages. Most preferred treatment option is a surgical incision in addition to systemic anti-fungal therapy. Here we presented an extremely low birth weight, premature newborn with endocarditis caused by Candida tropicalis and cured solely by systemic anti-fungal treatment without the need for surgical intervention.

Cite this paper
Cetin, M. , Ozen, S. , Yildirimer, M. , Deveci, M. , Coskun, S. and Kizilkaya, M. (2013) Premature newborn with intracardiac fungus balls and endocarditis which is curable only with anti-fungal therapy: Case presentation. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 315-317. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.25084.
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