Multiple Mycotic Aneurysms Due to Penicillin Nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae Solved With Endovascular Repair

Department of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Annals of Vascular Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.17). 08/2010; 24(6):827.e5-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2010.02.037
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Mycotic aneurysm is a life-threatening condition. We report the case of an 83-year-old white female who had pneumonia, and 3 months later she was admitted with multiple sacular mycotic aneurysms due to penicillin nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae. Successful combination therapy with antibiotics and endovascular repair was done.

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