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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    
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.
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.
University Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and UCL Medical School, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / microbiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pseudomonas Infections / complications,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Pseudomonas aeruginosa / isolation & purification*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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