Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm due to Streptococcus pneumoniae

Mariano Norese, Mónica Davaro, Sergio Ferreyra Fernández


Mycotic or infectious aortic aneurysm is rare and presents high morbidity and mortalityrates caused by recurrent infection, fulminant sepsis or aortic rupture. We reporta case of mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm due to Streptococcus pneumoniaein a female patient with multiple immunosuppressive risk factors, who was successfullytreated with surgery and prolonged systemic antibiotic therapy.



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