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noviembre 25, 2020

Human Fungal Infections in Kuwait-Burden and Diagnostic Gaps

Fungal infections are an increasingly important public health issue, yet accurate statistics on fungal burden worldwide and in Kuwait are scarce. Here we estimate the incidence and prevalence of fungal infections in Kuwait. Population statistics from 2018 collected by the Public Authority for Civil Information were used, as well as data from the Ministry of Health. A literature search for Kuwait data on mycotic diseases and population at risk (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, HIV…

Fungal endocarditis with heart valve replacement and atrial fibrillation posing a treatment challenge: A case report

RATIONALE: Fungal endocarditis (FE) is a rare disease, in which antifungal treatment is necessary. When FE is complicated with prosthetic heart valve and/or atrial fibrillation, the coadministration of antifungal agents and warfarin is inevitable. We report a case of rheumatic heart disease with atrial fibrillation who developed FE following prosthetic heart valve replacement. The international normalized ratio (INR) increased significantly during the antifungal treatment with fluconazole. A…