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Paracoccidioidomycotic aortitis with embolization to the lower limbs. Report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9833714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a clinical case of a 60-year-old Caucasian man, with two episodes of arterial embolization in the lower limbs. A microscope investigation of the emboli revealed that they originated from fungal aortitis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. A review of aortic infections showed only one similar report of this rare clinical expression of blastomycosis. The authors suggest a routine postoperative search for emboli followed by culture and histopathology.
J Cherri; M A Freitas; M A Llorach-Velludo; C E Piccinato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-11     Completed Date:  1998-12-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  573-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Aortitis / microbiology*,  radiography
Fatal Outcome
Follow-Up Studies
Leg / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Paracoccidioides / isolation & purification*
Paracoccidioidomycosis / microbiology*,  radiography
Popliteal Artery*
Thromboembolism / microbiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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