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Invasive Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Patient with Fever and a Cardiac Mass

California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, CA, USA
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Infect. Dis. Rep. 2011, 3(2), e12; https://doi.org/10.4081/idr.2011.2260
Received: 4 January 2011 / Revised: 4 January 2011 / Accepted: 1 October 2011 / Published: 25 October 2011
Invasive aspergillosis is an often fatal disease that usually occurs in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of invasive aspergillosis presenting as a febrile respiratory infection with a cardiac mass in an immunocompetent patient. Invasive aspergillosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an otherwise undiagnosed febrile respiratory illness, even in immunocompetent patients. Echocardiography should be peformed to evaluate for endocarditis in such cases. Prompt initiation of appropriate antifungal therapy is warranted, even before the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis is confirmed.
Keywords: invasive aspergillosis; endocarditis; immunocompetent invasive aspergillosis; endocarditis; immunocompetent
MDPI and ACS Style

LaBarbera, M.; Jacobson, L.B. Invasive Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Patient with Fever and a Cardiac Mass. Infect. Dis. Rep. 2011, 3, e12. https://doi.org/10.4081/idr.2011.2260

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LaBarbera M, Jacobson LB. Invasive Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Patient with Fever and a Cardiac Mass. Infectious Disease Reports. 2011; 3(2):e12. https://doi.org/10.4081/idr.2011.2260

Chicago/Turabian Style

LaBarbera, Matthew, and Lester B. Jacobson. 2011. "Invasive Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Patient with Fever and a Cardiac Mass" Infectious Disease Reports 3, no. 2: e12. https://doi.org/10.4081/idr.2011.2260

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