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Multiple mycotic pseudoaneurysms due to Yersinia enterocolitica: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8989974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The etiology of mycotic aneurysms is variable but most often includes streptococci, staphylococci, Salmonella, and Pseudomonas infections. Yersinia enterocolitica is an organism that has been infrequently associated with vascular infections. We report a case of two ruptured mycotic pseudoaneurysms occurring in the same patient in the superficial femoral artery and the infrarenal abdominal aorta only 10 days apart. The literature is reviewed, and the clinical findings and pathology are discussed. The unique problem of multiple mycotic aneurysms developing at different times as a result of Yersinia bacteremia suggests the need to monitor these patients longitudinally and evaluate multiple sites on the arterial tree to detect occult pseudoaneurysms and prevent late death from rupture.
K Donald; J Woodson; H Hudson; J O Menzoian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-20     Completed Date:  1997-03-20     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:  573-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Boston University, School of Medicine, Mass., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / microbiology*,  radiography
Aneurysm, Ruptured / microbiology
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / microbiology
Fatal Outcome
Femoral Artery
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Yersinia Infections* / complications
Yersinia enterocolitica*

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