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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182294d48
Case Reports

Curvularia Endocarditis: An Uncommon and Fatal Entity

Kunte, Amit S. MD, PhD; Nanda, Neha MD

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Abstract

Abstract: Endovascular infection with Curvularia is a rare occurrence. Only 2 cases have been previously reported in the literature. One of the cases was fatal, and the other was cured with surgery and antifungal therapy. We describe here an elderly diabetic woman with Curvularia endocarditis of a prosthetic aortic valve. There was extensive systemic embolization including liver, spleen, and brain. Unfortunately, she succumbed to the infection despite valve replacement.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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