Successful treatment of Salmonella aortitis with endovascular aortic repair and antibiotic therapy

BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jun 10;2014:bcr2014204525. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204525.

Abstract

We report a case of a 77-year-old Asian man with a history significant for type II diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease who presented with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and a 20-pound weight loss of 3 weeks' duration. Further evaluation revealed an infected mycotic aneurysm and distal abdominal aortitis as a result of Salmonella. This case demonstrates an interesting case of aortitis and a successful therapeutic approach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aneurysm, Infected / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, Infected / therapy*
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / therapy*
  • Aortitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortitis / therapy*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Salmonella Infections / diagnostic imaging
  • Salmonella Infections / therapy*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents