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Relapsing melioidosis as cause of iliac mycotic aneurysm: an indigenous case in Taiwan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12663992     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, an aerobic gram-negative bacillus, is normally transmitted through skin wounds and contact with infected human beings and animals. Its primary source is rice paddy soil and stagnant water. Melioidosis manifesting as an arterial mycotic aneurysm is rare, and, to our knowledge, infected true and false aneurysms of the iliac artery have never been reported. We report the case of a patient without contact with the normal sources of infection in whom an iliac mycotic aneurysm was caused by relapsing melioidosis and treated with an extra-anatomic bypass graft.
Chwan-yau Luo; Wen-Chien Ko; Hsin-Chun Lee; Yu-Jen Yang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-28     Completed Date:  2003-05-09     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:  882-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University and College of Medicine, Tainan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Iliac Artery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Melioidosis / complications*,  therapy
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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