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Mycotic aortic aneurysm induced by Klebsiella pneumoniae successfully treated by in-situ replacement with rifampicin-bonded prosthesis: report of 3 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17652902     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycotic aortic aneurysm caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) is extremely rare and 3 cases of K. pneumoniae-induced mycotic aortic aneurysm are present, 2 of which were located in the aortic arch and the other in the suprarenal abdominal aorta. Urgent surgery was performed for 2 cases because of impending aneurysmal rupture and progressive septic shock, whereas elective surgery was performed after radical antibiotic chemotherapy for the other case. In-situ reconstruction with rifampicin-bonded prosthetic grafts was performed, and no infective complications have occurred in any of the cases.
Toshinori Totsugawa; Masahiko Kuinose; Hidenori Yoshitaka; Yoshimasa Tsushima; Atsuhisa Ishida; Hitoshi Minami
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1346-9843     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-26     Completed Date:  2007-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137683     Medline TA:  Circ J     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1317-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Institute Sakakibara Hospital, Okayama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aorta, Abdominal
Aorta, Thoracic
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis,  etiology,  microbiology*,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Klebsiella pneumoniae*
Rifampin / administration & dosage*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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