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Infected abdominal aortic aneurysm due to Morganella morganii: CT findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20352211     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An infected aortic aneurysm, or mycotic aneurysm, is a rare arterial dilatation due to destruction of the infected vessel wall. Common pathogens resulting in an infected aortic aneurysm are Salmonella and Clostridium species, as well as Staphylococcus aureus; Morganella morganii, on the other hand, is very rare. An infected abdominal aortic aneurysm has tendencies to grow rapidly and to rupture. The mortality rate is high in patients undergoing emergent surgical intervention. We report the case of a 65-year-old man who presented with an infected abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by M. morganii. A high index of suspicion and imaging tests are necessary in order to diagnose an infected aortic aneurysm.
Authors:
Oh Young Kwon; Jong Seok Lee; Han Sung Choi; Hoon Pyo Hong; Young Gwan Ko
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Abdominal imaging     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1432-0509     ISO Abbreviation:  Abdom Imaging     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303672     Medline TA:  Abdom Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 1 Bungi, Heogi-Dong, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul, 130-702, Republic of Korea, koy0004@hotmail.com.
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