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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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RAMIREZ, Juan D et al. Aspergillus fumigatus in cardioverter defibrillator implanted five years ago. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2014, vol.21, n.4, pp.251-255. ISSN 0120-5633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rccar.2014.04.003.

Fungal infections of cardiac devices infections are exceptional and the have only been a few reported cases reported for the Aspergillus species. Its diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion including complete removal of the device in order to document it. We describe a rare case of Aspergillus fumigatus infection five years after being implanted, complemented with a review of the literature and reviewing the main features of the largest reported series.

Keywords : Defibrillator; Culture-negative endocarditis; Treatment.

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