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Multiple mycotic aortic aneurysms due to Streptococcus pneumoniae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14738083     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary pneumococcal aortic mycotic aneurysms are rare clinical entities. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Extremely rare presentation is the occurrence of three simultaneous aneurysms. Treatment usually necessitates intravenous antibiotherapy combined with staged surgical interventions. This report highlights the case of a 52-year-old man with multiple Streptococcus pneumoniae mycotic aneurysms that were simultaneously and successfully treated during a one-stage surgical procedure. The aorta may be prone to infection, especially when its intima is structurally altered by pathologic processes like atherosclerosis, inflammation or trauma. Mycotic aneurysm is a rare but serious vascular condition needing urgent medical and surgical attention because of potential lethal complications.
Marianne Coutu; Jean-François Blair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-22     Completed Date:  2004-02-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  554-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, CHUM-Hotel-Dieu, University of Montreal, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology,  therapy*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm / microbiology,  therapy*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Middle Aged
Pneumococcal Infections / complications*
Streptococcus pneumoniae*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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