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Mycotic aneurysm: an uncommon cause for intra-cranial hemorrhage.
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PMID:  12450304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intra-cranial mycotic aneurysms due to an infective process elsewhere in the body constitute an uncommon cause of intra-cranial hemorrhage. The condition carries a grave prognosis. Mycotic aneurysms secondary to infective endocarditis (IE) rarely occur in children. This communication describes a seven-year-old girl who presented with fever and neurological abnormalities. She was diagnosed to have a mycotic aneurysm secondary to IE. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) confirmed the diagnosis, delineated anatomical details and later detected the complete resolution of the aneurysm following conservative management with intravenous antimicrobial agents.
Sandip Bartakke; Ujjwala Kabde; Mamta N Muranjan; S B Bavdekar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-26     Completed Date:  2002-12-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  905-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / complications*,  drug therapy,  radiography
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Child, Preschool
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*
Intracranial Hemorrhages / microbiology*

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