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Fatal mycotic aneurysms due to Scedosporium and Pseudallescheria infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21430108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Angioinvasive complications of Scedosporium infections are rare. We report two cases of mycotic aneurysm, following apparent localized infection, due to Scedosporium apiospermum and Pseudallescheria boydii. The thoracoabdominal aorta was affected in one patient, and cerebral vessels were affected in the other. Despite voriconazole therapy and surgical resection, the patients died. Previously reported cases are reviewed.
Adrian Ong; Christopher C Blyth; Rosamma Bency; Mauro Vicaretti; Azian Harun; Wieland Meyer; Meena Shingde; Nicky Gilroy; Jeremy Chapman; Sharon C-A Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1098-660X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-28     Completed Date:  2011-07-26     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2067-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis*,  microbiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage
Aorta / pathology
Cerebral Arteries / pathology
Fatal Outcome
Middle Aged
Mycetoma / complications*,  diagnosis*,  microbiology,  therapy
Pseudallescheria / isolation & purification*
Pyrimidines / administration & dosage
Scedosporium / isolation & purification*
Triazoles / administration & dosage
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 0/Pyrimidines; 0/Triazoles; 0/voriconazole

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