A case of Aspergillus fumigatus mediastinitis after heart surgery in Madani Heart Center, Tabriz, Iran.
- PubMed: 19039894
Reported here is the case of a 60-year-old male diabetic patient with mediastinitis caused by Aspergillus fumigatus following an open heart surgery that was successfully treated. A review of literature revealed that A. fumigatus as a cause of mediastinitis has been rarely described. Aspergillus infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of mediastinitis after cardiac surgery, especially in a clinical setting of unexplained sepsis or nonhealing wound infection despite apparently adequate treatment.