Misdiagnosed infected aneurysm presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO)

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Abstract

Infected aneurysm is a life threatening clinical condition that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early detection is essential for a rapid and efficacious initial treatment for better prognosis. Since the introduction of antibiotic therapy and concomitant decline of endocarditis, true mycotic aneurysms are rarely seen. The usual treatment consists of antibiotics along with aggressive surgical debridement of the infected tissue and vascular reconstruction, if needed. We here describe an infected aneurysm presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin and discuss the clinical features and challenges encountered in the treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume165
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Infected Aneurysm
Diagnostic Errors
Fever
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Debridement
Endocarditis
Blood Vessels
Morbidity
Mortality
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Aneurysm
  • Infected
  • Morbidity
  • Puo
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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