Fungal endocarditis leading to pulmonary embolism and death

Authors

  • Gustavo Neves de Araujo Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
  • Felipe H. Valle Cardiology Division, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Douglas Dal Mas Freitas Cardiology Division, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Miguel Gus Cardiology Division, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Luis E. Rohde Cardiology Division, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Keywords:

Fungal Endocarditis, Hemoptysis

Abstract

A 38 year-old male was admitted to the emergency room with fever and hemoptysis in the last 3 weeks. His past medical history included previous intravenous drug usage (20 years before), severe acute pancreatitis in the last year, and steroid therapy for the last 10 months due to presumptive diagnosis of bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia. The episode of pancreatitis required hospital admission, when the patient received total parenteral nutrition and also had an episode of pneumonia treated with antibiotics. 

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Author Biography

Gustavo Neves de Araujo, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre

Serviço de Cardiologia, Aluno de Doutorado

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Published

2015-10-27

How to Cite

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Araujo GN de, Valle FH, Freitas DDM, Gus M, Rohde LE. Fungal endocarditis leading to pulmonary embolism and death. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 2015Oct.27 [cited 2022May22];35(3). Available from: https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/hcpa/article/view/58504

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Case Report: Images in Medicine