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Journal:   IRANIAN HEART JOURNAL (IHJ)   SPRING 2010 , Volume 11 , Number 1; Page(s) 34 To 37.
 
Paper: 

FUNGAL ENDOCARDITIS: REVIEW OF OUR CASES OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD

 
 
Author(s):  MOZAFFARI KAMBIZ*, PEIGHAMBARI MOHAMMAD MEHDI, BAGHAEI RAMIN, GIVTAJ NADER, HOSSEINI SAEID, PARSAEE MOZHGAN, ESMAEILZADEH MARYAM
 
* SURGICAL PATHOLOGY LABORATORY, SHAHEED RAJAIE CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICAL AND RESEARCH CENTER, MELLAT PARK, VALI AS RAVE. PARK, VALI ASR AVE
 
Abstract: 

Over a 4-year period, we studied six cases of fungal endocarditis, four of which were caused by Aspergillus sp. and the other two were candidal in origin. Both sides of the heart showed involvement by these infections. The vegetations of infective endocarditis tend to vary in size, but fungal lesions are often large. Our youngest patient was four months old and the oldest one was 62 years old. A high index of clinical suspicion, together with histopathological and microbiological studies, can be used as tools to diagnose and treat such patients in due course. It is important to send fresh specimens for tissue culture studies in sterile normal saline and not in fixatives such as formaldehyde.
Pathologically, not only are the special staining methods such as Periodic acid-Schiff useful in the demonstration of fungal elements in tissue or vegetation sections, but also the routine hematoxylin and eosin stain is capable of showing these structures clearly.

 
Keyword(s): ENDOCARDITIS, FUNGUS, CANDIDA, ASPERGILLUS
 
 
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MOZAFFARI, K., & PEIGHAMBARI, M., & BAGHAEI, R., & GIVTAJ, N., & HOSSEINI, S., & PARSAEE, M., & ESMAEILZADEH, M. (2010). FUNGAL ENDOCARDITIS: REVIEW OF OUR CASES OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD. IRANIAN HEART JOURNAL (IHJ), 11(1), 34-37. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=192808



Vancouver: Copy

MOZAFFARI KAMBIZ, PEIGHAMBARI MOHAMMAD MEHDI, BAGHAEI RAMIN, GIVTAJ NADER, HOSSEINI SAEID, PARSAEE MOZHGAN, ESMAEILZADEH MARYAM. FUNGAL ENDOCARDITIS: REVIEW OF OUR CASES OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD. IRANIAN HEART JOURNAL (IHJ). 2010 [cited 2021July30];11(1):34-37. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=192808



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MOZAFFARI, K., PEIGHAMBARI, M., BAGHAEI, R., GIVTAJ, N., HOSSEINI, S., PARSAEE, M., ESMAEILZADEH, M., 2010. FUNGAL ENDOCARDITIS: REVIEW OF OUR CASES OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD. IRANIAN HEART JOURNAL (IHJ), [online] 11(1), pp.34-37. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=192808.



 
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