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Abdominal aortic aneurysm secondary to infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a rare cause of mycotic aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20409680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Infection is a cause of rapidly enlarging aortic aneurysms. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an uncommon pathogen affecting blood vessels and has mainly been seen following invasive procedures in immunosuppressed patients. Pseudomonas aortitis has a high mortality. We describe a case of a rapidly enlarging juxta-renal aortic aneurysm in an immunocompetent patient who was treated with open surgery. In this patient, intra-operative specimens revealed infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The patient received a long course of antibiotics and remains well at 8 months postsurgery.
Authors:
Jonathan Dick; Alok Tiwari; Jay Menon; George Hamilton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2010-10-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  692.e1-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
University Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and UCL Medical School, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / microbiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Humans
Immunocompetence
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Pseudomonas Infections / complications,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Pseudomonas aeruginosa / isolation & purification*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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