Evolving infectious aortitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae

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Abstract

Infections of major vessels leading to mycotic aneurysms can be a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians, and can be accompanied by a high mortality rate. Successful treatment of this condition often requires a high index of suspicion and prompt medical and surgical attention. The authors report two cases of infectious aortitis caused by pneumococcus that evolved during hospitalization, and discuss diagnostic difficulties that accompany this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1004-1006
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume97
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004

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Aortitis
Infected Aneurysm
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Hospitalization
Mortality
Infection
Therapeutics

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Evolving infectious aortitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. / Goswami, Rekha; Cleveland, Kerry; Gelfand, Michael.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 97, No. 10, 01.10.2004, p. 1004-1006.

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