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Mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by toxigenic Clostridium difficile

Sathyendran, V., Riley, T.V., Roberts, S.A. and Freeman, J.T. (2012) Mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by toxigenic Clostridium difficile. Anaerobe, 18 (3). pp. 270-272.

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Extra-intestinal infections caused by Clostridium difficile are uncommon. We report a case of a mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm in an 86-year old male. Tissue and pus swabs from the aneurysmal sac grew a pure growth of C. difficile. The identity of the isolate was determined by phenotypic methods and confirmed by DNA sequencing. He was treated successfully with an aorta-bifemoral bypass and a 4-week course of intravenous and oral antibiotics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Academic Press
Copyright: © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
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