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Medical treatment of a Salmonella-infected left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20040471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Here, we present a case of Salmonella infection in a post-myocardial infarction patient with a left ventricular aneurysm and mural thrombus. This is a rare case that was successfully treated with medicinal therapy alone. Our experience with this case documents the early spontaneous drainage of the myocardial abscess by 8 weeks of antibiotic therapy under serial two- and three-dimensional echocardiography to monitor the clinical outcomes and guide the decision-making process. This approach may be a viable alternative for intolerant, high-risk surgical aneurysmectomy patients.
Teng-Hung Yu; Wei-Chin Hung; Cheng-An Chiu; Chao-Ping Wang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1607-551X     ISO Abbreviation:  Kaohsiung J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-30     Completed Date:  2010-04-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960562     Medline TA:  Kaohsiung J Med Sci     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis,  microbiology*
Middle Aged
Salmonella Infections / complications*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / microbiology*,  pathology

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