Streptococus pyogenes aortic aneurysm infection: Forgotten but not gone

Bradley J. Gardiner, Joy Wong, Ming Yii, Timothy Buckenham, Tony M. Korman

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Abstract

Historically, Streptococcus pyogenes was a common cause of endocarditis and infected aortic aneurysm. Today, endovascular infections due to this organism have become exceedingly rare. We report the first case of aortic aneurysm infection due to S. pyogenes treated with initial endoluminal repair, review previous reports and discuss current treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere11
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Disease Reports
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Aortic aneurysm infection
  • Mycotic aneurysm
  • Streptococcus pyogenes

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