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Bacterial invasion of pulmonary vessels. Pseudomonas bacteremia mimicking pulmonary thromboembolism with infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  707544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudomonas aeruginosa displays a curious propensity for invading blood vessels and causing vessel wall necrosis. This bacteremia-related "vasculitis" is often associated with hemorrhagic necrosis and infarction of surrounding organ parenchyma. With the exception of skin lesions, however, clinical manifestations of Ps. aeruginosa vasculitis seldom occur. In the patient we describe, fatal Ps. aeruginosa bacteremia was first manifested by a syndrome indistinguishable from pulmonary thromboembolism with infarction.
R Soave; H W Murray; M M Litrenta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1978 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-27     Completed Date:  1978-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  864-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications
Pseudomonas Infections / complications,  diagnosis*
Pulmonary Artery*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis*
Pulmonary Veins
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications
Sepsis / diagnosis*
Vasculitis / diagnosis,  etiology

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