Which patient groups are more likely to develop fungal endocarditis?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Fungal endocarditis is found in intravenous drug users and intensive care unit patients who receive broad-spectrum antibiotics. [22] Blood cultures are often negative, and diagnosis frequently is made after microscopic examination of large emboli.


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