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Probable zoonotic aortitis due to group C streptococcal infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17980289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Human infections due to group C streptococcus (SGC) are unusual. Among them, vascular compromise, especially aortic involvement, is extremely rare. A case of microbial aortitis with aneurysm formation, likely secondary to a SGC soft tissue infection, in a 61-year-old patient who was caring for a purulent leg wound of his horse, is presented. He was successfully treated with antibiotics and in situ aortic replacement with a prosthetic graft and an omental wrap. He remains well almost 2 years after surgical intervention. Aortic infection caused by SGC is a rare condition that can be successfully treated with in situ prosthetic graft replacement.
Authors:
Andres J Gonzales; John D Hughes; Luis R Leon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-05     Completed Date:  2007-12-20     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1039-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Vascular Surgery Section, the University of Arizona Health Science Center and the Southern Arizona Veteran Affairs Health Care System, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Animals
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / microbiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Aortitis / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Horse Diseases / microbiology*
Horses
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Streptococcal Infections / microbiology*,  transmission
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vancomycin / therapeutic use
Zoonoses / microbiology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
1404-90-6/Vancomycin

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