WJCS  Vol.4 No.11 , November 2014
Microbial Aortitis with Aneurysm Formation
A 68-year-old man who presented with periodic fever and generalized weakness was diagnosed with Enterococcus faecalis bacteraemia from an infected abdominal aneurysm. The aneurysm was new: aortic dilatation was absent a year before. In such patients the diagnosis “microbial aortitis” is more appropriate than “mycotic aneurysm”. We discuss the pathophysiology, epidemiology, prognosis and treatment of this condition.

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Raghoo, R. , Noeverman, M. , Hoekstra, R. , Geelkerken, R. and Laverman, G. (2014) Microbial Aortitis with Aneurysm Formation. World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 4, 181-185. doi: 10.4236/wjcs.2014.411026.
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