Infectious aortitis complicating ruptured mycotic aneurysm due to Aeromonas sobria bacteremia

Ke Shiuan Ju, Wei Ta Chen, Ying Shih Su, Wen Sen Lee

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Abstract

Non-aneurysmal infectious aortitis is a rare clinical disease that is lethal when surgical intervention is delayed. Aeromonas species are common pathogens that cause gastrointestinal disorders; however, the extra-intestinal septic syndrome is rare. 1 , 2 Extra-intestinal infections include empyema, meningitis, endocarditis, arthritis, and soft tissue infections. 1234 Herein, we present a case of Aeromonas bacteremic aortitis complicated by a ruptured mycotic aneurysm. A series of computerized tomography images illustrate the complete development of this disease ( Figs. 1 A, B, and C). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented case of infectious aortitis caused by Aeromonas sobria bacteremia.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102699
JournalBrazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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