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AmJCaseRep
MedSciTechnol

eISSN: 2329-0358

A Case of Candida Albicans Mediastinitis after Heart Transplantation Successfully Treated with Caspofungin

Miroslaw Garlicki, Pawel Czub, Krzysztof Filczak, Ryszard Wojdyga, Madej Puchniewicz, Krzysztof Labus, Marek P Ehrlich

Ann Transplant 2006; 11(1): 47-48

ID: 497363

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Reported here is a case of mediastinitis caused by candida albicansand Staphylococcusaureus followinga heart transplantation that was successfully treated with caspofungin, antibiotics and mediastinal lavage. A review of the literature revealed that Candida albicans as a cause of mediastinitis has been rarely described. In the few existing reports, evolution was generally fatal, especially in immunocompromised patients, despite treatment with antifungal drugs and antibiotics.

Keywords: Heart Transplantation, fungal infection, mediastinitis



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