CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 375-377

Mycotic aortic aneurysm caused by Acinetobacter baumannii complex: A rare case


Department of Vascular Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Naveen Rajendra
Department of Vascular Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_8_21

Rights and Permissions

Mycotic aneurysms are uncommon, difficult to treat, and fatal. These aneurysms caused by Acinetobacter baumannii complex are not documented. We present the case of a 20-year-old female who presented with pain abdomen and vomiting with on and off episodes of fever. This woman had a history of postpartum cardiomyopathy for 12 months and chronic kidney disease for 2 months, on medical treatment. She was diagnosed with an infrarenal aortic aneurysm with iliac extension caused by A. baumannii complex and left hydronephrosis. She was successfully treated with surgery followed by long-term antibiotics. There is no documented evidence of this organism to cause mycotic aneurysm. We also discuss about the course, investigations, and management of this case.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed258    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded34    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal