Saprochaete species infection is a rare fungal disease reported so far only in immunocompromised pa- tients. We describe the first case of aortitis caused by Saprochaete capitata , presenting as ascending aorta aneurysm, with secondary endophthalmitis in an immunocompetent patient. Infection by Saprochaete capitata is potentially fatal, with a mortality ranging from 50% to 90% of cases. In the present case aortic aneurysm caused by Saprochaete capitata aortitis was successfully treated by the combination of accurate diagnosis with surgical and specific antifungal therapy. (c) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Saprochaete capitata aortitis in an immunocomopetent patient after myocardial revascularization

Peghin, Maddalena;
2020

Abstract

Saprochaete species infection is a rare fungal disease reported so far only in immunocompromised pa- tients. We describe the first case of aortitis caused by Saprochaete capitata , presenting as ascending aorta aneurysm, with secondary endophthalmitis in an immunocompetent patient. Infection by Saprochaete capitata is potentially fatal, with a mortality ranging from 50% to 90% of cases. In the present case aortic aneurysm caused by Saprochaete capitata aortitis was successfully treated by the combination of accurate diagnosis with surgical and specific antifungal therapy. (c) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Aortitis; Mycotic endophthalmitis; Saprochaete capitata; Aged; Aneurysm, Infected; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortitis; Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation; Humans; Invasive Fungal Infections; Male; Myocardial Revascularization; Saccharomycetales; Treatment Outcome; Immunocompetence
Vendramin, Igor; Peghin, Maddalena; Graziano, Elena; Bassetti, Matteo; Tioni, Chiara; Sut, Dario; De Pellegrin, Alessandro; Sponga, Sandro; Bortolotti, Uberto; Livi, Ugolino
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