We report a case of endocarditis months after a Bentall procedure. This was caused by Candida Lusitaniae, in an immunocompetent patient with a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection. The patient underwent a new Bentall procedure. SARS-CoV-2 has been associated with co-infection by Candida species since the beginning of the pandemic, nevertheless, Candida Lusitaniae remains a very uncommon causative agent of prosthetic endocarditis. We suggest a possible role of the SARS-CoV-2, which may have delayed the diagnosis of endocarditis and the appropriate therapy.

Bentall Endocarditis by C. Lusitaniae After COVID-19: The Finger Covers The Moon / Quarti, Andrea Giulio; Egidy Assenza, Gabriele; Mangerini, Valeria Francesca; Petridis, Francesco Dimitri; D'Amario, Domenico; Careddu, Lucio; Angeli, Emanuela; Gargiulo, Gaetano Domenico. - In: WORLD JOURNAL FOR PEDIATRIC & CONGENITAL HEART SURGERY. - ISSN 2150-1351. - STAMPA. - 13:4(2022), pp. 523-525. [10.1177/21501351221083991]

Bentall Endocarditis by C. Lusitaniae After COVID-19: The Finger Covers The Moon

Quarti, Andrea Giulio
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Egidy Assenza, Gabriele;Mangerini, Valeria Francesca;Petridis, Francesco Dimitri;D'Amario, Domenico;Careddu, Lucio;Angeli, Emanuela;Gargiulo, Gaetano Domenico
2022

Abstract

We report a case of endocarditis months after a Bentall procedure. This was caused by Candida Lusitaniae, in an immunocompetent patient with a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection. The patient underwent a new Bentall procedure. SARS-CoV-2 has been associated with co-infection by Candida species since the beginning of the pandemic, nevertheless, Candida Lusitaniae remains a very uncommon causative agent of prosthetic endocarditis. We suggest a possible role of the SARS-CoV-2, which may have delayed the diagnosis of endocarditis and the appropriate therapy.
2022
Bentall Endocarditis by C. Lusitaniae After COVID-19: The Finger Covers The Moon / Quarti, Andrea Giulio; Egidy Assenza, Gabriele; Mangerini, Valeria Francesca; Petridis, Francesco Dimitri; D'Amario, Domenico; Careddu, Lucio; Angeli, Emanuela; Gargiulo, Gaetano Domenico. - In: WORLD JOURNAL FOR PEDIATRIC & CONGENITAL HEART SURGERY. - ISSN 2150-1351. - STAMPA. - 13:4(2022), pp. 523-525. [10.1177/21501351221083991]
Quarti, Andrea Giulio; Egidy Assenza, Gabriele; Mangerini, Valeria Francesca; Petridis, Francesco Dimitri; D'Amario, Domenico; Careddu, Lucio; Angeli, Emanuela; Gargiulo, Gaetano Domenico
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