Mycotic aneurysms are a rare finding in the
post-antibiotic era but must still be considered as a cause of abdominal pain
in a patient with endocarditis. We present a
case of a 47-year-old man with a history of IV drug use and a prior episode of endocarditis who developed a mycotic aneurysm while hospitalized on IV
antibiotic therapy for aortic valve endocarditis. Due to their
life-threatening character and often lack of evident clinical picture,
mycotic aneurysms should still remain in high suspicion for a patient with
abdominal pain in the setting of endocarditis.
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