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Prosthetic vascular graft infection due to Aspergillus species: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11476443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of Aspergillus prosthetic graft infection is reported here, accompanied by a review of the literature on this topic. The literature search revealed only 13 other cases reported to date. This infection is usually acquired through contamination at the time of surgery and affects immunocompetent patients. Aspergillus fumigatus is the causative species in most cases. Remarkably, fever is absent in about one-half of all cases, and blood cultures are usually negative. Concomitant vertebral osteomyelitis is commonly observed when the aorta is involved. Cure of this serious infection may be achieved with antifungal therapy, excision of the infected graft and extra-anatomic bypass.
J Collazos; J Mayo; E Martínez; S Ibarra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0934-9723     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-30     Completed Date:  2002-03-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804297     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Infectious Diseases, Hospital de Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Aspergillus fumigatus / pathogenicity*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis / adverse effects*,  microbiology
Fatal Outcome
Ischemia / complications,  surgery
Prosthesis-Related Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy

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