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Non-typhoid Salmonella mycotic aneurysm of the aortic arch.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17548914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Salmonella mycotic aneurysm is a rare but potentially fatal condition. Mortality is high without timely intervention. The clinical presentation is protean and early diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical alertness. Prompt surgical intervention and prolonged antimicrobial therapy are keys to successful treatment. We report an 81-year-old man with an atypical presentation of Salmonella mycotic aneurysm in the aortic arch. The case highlights the need to evaluate all patients over 50 years with non-typhoid Salmonella bacteraemia for possible endovascular infections. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography is useful for making an early diagnosis of this disease.
Stella P Y Wong; Thomas K K Lai; W L Ng; W K Luk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-05     Completed Date:  2007-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis*,  microbiology*,  therapy
Aorta, Thoracic / microbiology*,  pathology
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis*,  microbiology*,  therapy
Coronary Angiography
Food Microbiology
Hong Kong
Salmonella / isolation & purification*
Salmonella Infections / diagnosis*,  therapy

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