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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111-113

Native valve candida endocarditis complicating pregnancy after abdominal surgery

1 Department of Gynaecology, M.E.S. Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
2 Department of General Medicine, M.E.S. Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
3 Department of Research, M.E.S. Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India

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Dr. C A Mansoor
Department of General Medicine, M.E.S. Medical College, Perinthalmanna - 679 338, Kerala
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Source of Support: Nil, Conflict of Interest: None declared.

DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.164459

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Candida endocarditis is an emerging infectious disease, usually involving patients with intravascular prosthetic devices, and associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. A 28-year-old primigravida at 32 weeks of gestation was admitted with low-grade fever and lower abdominal pain for 2 weeks. She had undergone open appendicectomy 2 months before admission. Echocardiogram showed a pedunculated 24 mm × 21 mm mass attached to the undersurface of anterior mitral leaflet near the tip and moderate mitral regurgitation. Repeated blood cultures showed growth of nonalbicans candida. She was immediately started on liposomal amphotericin and was taken up for surgery, but despite all efforts she succumbed to her illness.

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