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Not just an aneurysm, but an infected one: a case report and literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16504845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A mycotic aneurysm is an infected aneurysm. The infection damages and weakens the blood vessel, accelerating a rapid growth of the aneurysm. Mycotic aneurysms are rare, but they have high mortality if diagnosis is delayed or missed. A case report is reviewed of a patient who had multiple aortic aneurysms that were discovered to be mycotic. This case report is followed by a general overview of mycotic aneurysm. Several retrospective studies that were published between 1997 and 2005 were reviewed to help the reader understand the patient population, risk factors, assessment, diagnosis, management, and long-term follow-up of patients with mycotic aneurysms.
Julie O Yoon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1062-0303     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-28     Completed Date:  2006-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9014475     Medline TA:  J Vasc Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2-8; quiz 9-10     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  surgery*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  surgery*
Back Pain / etiology
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Chest Pain / etiology
Early Diagnosis
Middle Aged
Nurse's Role
Nursing Assessment
Perioperative Care / methods,  nursing
Physical Examination
Rare Diseases
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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