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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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DEL CASTILLO, Marcelo et al. Treatment with caspofungin of Candida tropicalis endocarditis resistant to fluconazol. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2004, vol.64, n.2, pp.152-154. ISSN 0025-7680.

Fungal endocarditis, in particular due to Candida species, requires medical and surgical treatment and amphotericin B is the drug of choice. Caspofungin is an echinocandin very effective against Candida and Aspergillus. We present a patient with Candida tropicalis endocarditis, fluconazol resistant, treated with caspofungin, on a compassional basis as a result of adverse effects with amphotericin B. The patient had a microbiological response.

Keywords : endocarditis; Candida tropicalis; caspofungin.

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