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Osteomyelitis in a patient with a chronically infected arterial graft and longstanding hypertrophic osteoarthropathy of the leg.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1954703     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient is reported with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy of the right leg who developed an osteomyelitis; this appeared to be related to an infected aortic bifurcation prosthesis with increased uptake on leukocyte scan and chronic gas formation at the proximal aortic anastomosis on computed tomography. There have been previous reports of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy as a sign of arterial prosthesis infection. In this patient antibiotic therapy was successful in controlling the osteomyelitis but eradication of the arterial prosthesis infection could not be confirmed and an elective arterial operation involved too great a risk.
M Maertens; E M Veys; H Mielants
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental rheumatology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0392-856X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:    1991 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-31     Completed Date:  1991-12-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308521     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Rheumatol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Cloxacillin / therapeutic use
Metronidazole / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Osteoarthropathy, Primary Hypertrophic / complications*
Osteomyelitis / drug therapy,  etiology*
Prosthesis-Related Infections / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
443-48-1/Metronidazole; 61-72-3/Cloxacillin

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