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Occam's Razor? Not Always..! A Case Report of Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Patient with Fungal Pneumonia

Nagarjuna Talasila, Sukumaran Annamalai, A Nasreen Begum, Mithun Chandar, KA Sahana Neelamma

Keywords : Acute myocardial infarction, Community acquired pneumonia, Fungal pneumonia

Citation Information : Talasila N, Annamalai S, Begum AN, Chandar M, Neelamma KS. Occam's Razor? Not Always..! A Case Report of Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Patient with Fungal Pneumonia. 2022; 5 (1):17-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03141

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Cardiovascular problems affect up to 30% of patients admitted to hospitals for community acquired pneumonia (CAP), both immediately and up to 10 years afterward. Here we present a case of elderly patient with fungal pneumonia who developed acute myocardial infarction (AMI) on day 2 of admission. Pre-existing diseases, relative ischemia, sympathetic system activation, systemic inflammation, and direct pathogen-mediated injury to the cardiovascular system all play a role in cardiac problems. The actual processes governing direct host–pathogen interactions are of tremendous interest in the search for prospective CAP therapeutic and preventive strategies.

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