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Título: Mycotic aneurysm of the femoral artery complicating Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a case report.
Autor: Carvalho, M
Mota, JD
Dias, PG
Carmona da Mota, AO
Moura, JA
Palavras-chave: Aneurisma Infectado
Artéria Femoral
Infecções por Estafilocócos
Data: 2009
Editora: BioMedCentral
Citação: Cases J. 2009 Dec 22;2:9386.
Resumo: INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus aureus is the major cause of bacteremia, with the potential for some complications, namely mycotic aneurysms, defined as irreversible dilatation of an artery due to destruction of the vessel wall by infection. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors present the case of a 52 year-old-Caucasian male, admitted with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and mycotic aneurysm of the right superficial femoral artery, associated with advanced atherosclerotic process. CONCLUSION: Mycotic aneurysms are rare, and a high index of suspicion is needed, because appropriate treatment will certainly affect the outcome, as they are associated with high morbidity and mortality.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.4/854
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