Sternal osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus fumigatus following cardiac surgery: Case and review

Kingsley A. Asare*, Maximillian Jahng, Jennifer L. Pincus, Larry Massie, Samuel A. Lee

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Abstract

Postsurgical sternal wound infection is a serious post-operative complication of cardiac surgery. Aspergillus infection of the sternum is extremely rare. We describe a case of sternal infection due to Aspergillus in an immunocompetent patient following aortic valve replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2013

Keywords

  • Aspergillus
  • Case report
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Sternal osteomyelitis infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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