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Propensity of Streptococcus pneumoniae for the aorta. Report of 3 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11728047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Streptococcus pneumoniae was the unsuspected cause of a ruptured aortic aneurysm in 3 patients, as confirmed by culture of specimens obtained during surgery. A 60-y-old woman had a recently diagnosed saccular aortic aneurysm and presented with symptoms indicating a vascular catastrophe. A 66-y-old man and a 69-y-old woman were both admitted with pyrexia and abdominal pain and proper diagnosis was delayed for 4 and 15 d, respectively. All 3 patients were treated with graft insertion and antibiotic therapy for 3 months and recovered fully.
T A Steig; N Johannesen; H C Schønheyder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-30     Completed Date:  2002-02-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  772-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Aalborg Hospital, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  surgery
Aortic Rupture / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Middle Aged
Pneumococcal Infections / complications*
Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification

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