Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 24th, 2004
According to published research from Wales, "Endocarditis secondary to Aspergillus niger has not been described in a leukemic patient."
D. McCracken and coauthors at the University of Wales Hospital described "a case of A. niger endocarditis in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia and refractory fever."
"The microbiological cause of his endocarditis was initially misdiagnosed because he fulfilled the Duke criteria for enterococcal endocarditis," they explained. "A polymerase chain reaction test utilizing pan-fungal...
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