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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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OZDEMIR, Abdurrahman A. Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator treatment for intracardiac vegetation in a very low birth weight infant. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2017, vol.115, n.5, pp.e307-e310. ISSN 0325-0075.

Developing treatment options have resulted in prolonged admission and increased bacterial and fungal nosocomial infections as well as improved survival in neonatal intensive care unit. Invasive fungal infections in newborns are associated with significant morbidity and mortality and can cause endorgan dissemination such as endocarditis, endophthalmitis, septic arthritis, obstructive nephropathy and meningitis. Endocarditis requires aggressive systemic antifungal therapy and sometimes surgical intervention in neonates. We report a low birth weight premature infant with intracardiac vegetation that is rare and a life-threatening complication of invasive fungal infections. He was treated with caspofungin and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in stead of surgical intervention.

Keywords : Mycotic; Endocarditis; Recombinant tissue activator; Caspofungin.

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