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Mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by toxigenic Clostridium difficile.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22306098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Extra-intestinal infections caused by Clostridium difficile are uncommon. We report a case of a mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm in an 86-year old male. Tissue and pus swabs from the aneurysmal sac grew a pure growth of C. difficile. The identity of the isolate was determined by phenotypic methods and confirmed by DNA sequencing. He was treated successfully with an aorta-bifemoral bypass and a 4-week course of intravenous and oral antibiotics.
Authors:
Vani Sathyendran; Thomas V Riley; Sally A Roberts; Joshua T Freeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaerobe     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-8274     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505216     Medline TA:  Anaerobe     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology, LabPlus, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
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