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Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 417, Issue 3, pp 255–259 | Cite as

Aspergillus endocarditis and myocarditis in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

A review of the literature
  • J. N. Cox
  • F. di Dió
  • G. -P. Pizzolato
  • R. Lerch
  • N. Pochon
Case Report

Summary

We report the post-mortem findings of the case of a 31-year-old male who, through sexual contacts with a female drug addict, was found to be HIV-positive and developed the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) 2 years later. He was treated for various opportunistic infections over the next 7 years when he presented with cardiac abnormalities and multiple cerebral lesions which were responsible for his death. The results revealedAspergillus fumigatus endocarditis and myocarditis with mycotic thromboembolic extension to the brain, spleen, kidney and pancreas. We review the literature ofAspergillus infection in patients with AIDS and more specifically cardiac involvement with this pathogen.

Key words

AIDS Endocarditis Myocarditis Aspergillus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Cox
    • 1
  • F. di Dió
  • G. -P. Pizzolato
    • 1
  • R. Lerch
    • 3
  • N. Pochon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.The Cardiology CenterUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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