Intracardiac Fungal Mass in a Term Neonate

Magdy M. El-Sayed Ahmed, Mustafa Kurkluoglu, Conor F. Hynes, Darren Klugman, Elena Puscasiu, Dilip S. Nath

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Abstract

Systemic fungal infections pose insidious challenges in neonatal intensive care settings. We present the case of a 9-day-old male term neonate admitted for polymicrobial sepsis and hepatic dysfunction who later developed candidemia superinfection. Despite broad antifungal therapy, the fungemia was complicated by progressive growth of a fungus ball in the right ventricular outflow tract that threatened cardiac function. Surgical excision of the mass was undertaken by right atriotomy and histologic examination confirmed Candida albicans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-226
Number of pages2
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Candida albicans
  • acute liver failure
  • fungemia
  • human herpesvirus 1

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    El-Sayed Ahmed, M. M., Kurkluoglu, M., Hynes, C. F., Klugman, D., Puscasiu, E., & Nath, D. S. (2016). Intracardiac Fungal Mass in a Term Neonate. Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, 12(4), 225-226. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-12-4-225