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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 264-266

Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by scedosporium apiospermum


1 Depatment Of Microbiology, International Centre for Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Diseases, Mogappair, Chennai-600 101, India
2 Depatment Of Cardiology, International Centre for Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Diseases, Mogappair, Chennai-600 101, India

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Depatment Of Microbiology, International Centre for Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Diseases, Mogappair, Chennai-600 101
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Scedosporium apiospermum , the asexual state of Pseudallescheria boydii , is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic pathogen. We report a case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by this organism that developed in a patient following cardiac surgery.






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