Fungal endocarditis becomes complicated by peripheral arterial embolization of the lower limbs in 33\%-75\% of cases. Although the prognosis of patients with fungal endocarditis has improved somewhat over recent years, it remains poor, especially when the disease is associated with peripheral arterial embolization. We report herein our experience of treating a patient in whom occlusion of the right common iliac artery developed secondary to endocarditis caused by Candida parapsilosis, and review the literature on this subject.

Occlusion of the common iliac artery secondary of fungal endocarditis: report of a case.

GUGLIELMI, Alfredo;CORDIANO, Claudio
2000

Abstract

Fungal endocarditis becomes complicated by peripheral arterial embolization of the lower limbs in 33\%-75\% of cases. Although the prognosis of patients with fungal endocarditis has improved somewhat over recent years, it remains poor, especially when the disease is associated with peripheral arterial embolization. We report herein our experience of treating a patient in whom occlusion of the right common iliac artery developed secondary to endocarditis caused by Candida parapsilosis, and review the literature on this subject.
Adult, Arterial Occlusive Diseases; etiology/pathology, Candida; pathogenicity, Candidiasis, Embolization; Therapeutic, Endocarditis; complications/microbiology/therapy, Female, Humans, Iliac Artery
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