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LETTER TO EDITOR Table of Contents   
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93
Cardiac Candida krusei infection

Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

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Date of Web Publication12-Jun-2010

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Wiwanitkit V. Cardiac Candida krusei infection. Ann Pediatr Card 2010;3:93

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Wiwanitkit V. Cardiac Candida krusei infection. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2010 [cited 2023 Jan 27];3:93. Available from:


I read the report by Patted et al. on cardiac Candida krusei infection presenting as a right ventricular mass with great interest. [1] Patted et al. have mentioned that necrotizing enterocolitis and disseminated fungal infection result in an adverse outcome as was seen in their case. [1] Indeed, Candida krusei infection is difficult to treat. Majority of the reported cases with hematogenous spread have died [2] Basic antifungal treatment such as Amphotericin B administration is usually unsuccessful. [3] In the case of cardiac infection, cardiac ischemia leading to death has also been reported. [2] Intravenous Caspofungin therapy has been reported to be the only successful treatment for this condition. [4]

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1.Patted SV, Halkati PC, Yavagal ST, Patil R. Candida krusei infection presenting as a right ventricular mass in a two month old Infant. Ann Pediatr Card 2009;2:170-2.  Back to cited text no. 1    Medknow Journal  
2.Safdar A, Bannister TW, Safdar Z. The predictors of outcome in immunocompetent patients with hematogenous candidiasis. Int J Infect Dis 2004;8:180-6.  Back to cited text no. 2  [PUBMED]  [FULLTEXT]  
3.Petrocheilou-Paschou V, Georgilis K, Kontoyannis D, Nanas J, Prifti H, Costopoulos H, et al. Pneumonia due to Candida krusei. Clin Microbiol Infect 2002;8:806-9.  Back to cited text no. 3  [PUBMED]    
4.Rajendram R, Alp NJ, Mitchell AR, Bowler IC, Forfar JC. Candida prosthetic valve endocarditis cured by caspofungin therapy without valve replacement. Clin Infect Dis 2005;40:e72-4.  Back to cited text no. 4  [PUBMED]  [FULLTEXT]  

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.64355

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