Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis From Trichosporon asahii in an Immunocompetent Patient

JACC Case Rep. 2020 May 20;2(5):693-696. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.03.017. eCollection 2020 May.


Fungal endocarditis is a rare clinical entity. This report describes an unusual case of fungal endocarditis caused by infection with Trichosporon asahii in a 20-year-old immunocompetent man who received the diagnosis 1 year following biological aortic valve replacement. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.).

Keywords: AVR, aortic valve replacement; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; TEE, transesophageal echocardiogram; TTE, transthoracic echocardiogram; Trichosporon asahii; aortic valve replacement; endocarditis; fungal endocarditis.

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