Candida Auris Endocarditis: An Enigmatic Case from Diagnosis to Management
Background: The most common diagnosed cause of invasive candidiasis is Candida Albicans but according to literature a lot of confirmed cases of Candida Auris become emerging multidrug-resistant infections. In a Japanese patient in 2009, Candida Auris was first described. This fungus is attributed to many outbreaks in different countries. It is a highly resistant variant and one of the most violent emerging pathogens.
Case presentation: We present a case of endocarditis caused by Candida arius that resulted in a large vegetation on the mitral valve with severe mitral regurgitation.
Conclusion: Management of endocarditis by collaboration between surgical and non-surgical facilities may ensure a good outcome even in the case of rare violent infections.