Aspergillosis myocarditis in the immunocompromised host.
Authors: Bullis SS, Krywanczyk A, Hale AJ
Invasive cardiac aspergillosis has been rarely described in immunocompromised patients. This disease is difficult to diagnose by conventional laboratory, microbiologic, and imaging techniques, and is often recognized only post-mortem. The authors present the case of a 60-year-old woman admitted with an exacerbation of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangitiis (EGPA) who subsequently died from Aspergillus myocarditis, and compare the patient’s case to prior literature. This serves as an up-to-date literature review on the topic of invasive cardiac aspergillosis.
PMID: 31194164 [PubMed]