Successful management of Histoplasma capsulatum infection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm

J Vasc Surg. 1986 Apr;3(4):649-51.


A 65-year-old woman with disseminated histoplasmosis underwent resection of an atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysm. Yeast forms of Histoplasma capsulatum were present in the aneurysm. Surgical resection and revascularization with a Dacron graft followed by systemic amphotericin B therapy and chronic ketoconazole suppressive therapy have resulted in a patient without symptoms 15 months postoperatively. It is important to be aware of the potential for artherosclerotic aortic aneurysm involvement by H. capsulatum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aorta, Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Female
  • Histoplasmosis / therapy*
  • Humans