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Yale J Biol Med. 2012 Mar;85(1):97-104. Epub 2012 Mar 29.

Group B streptococcus mycotic aneurysm of the abdominal aorta: report of a case and review of the literature.

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  • 1Yale University-Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport, CT, USA. sthawai2@jhmi.edu

Abstract

Mycotic aneurysm of the aorta is an uncommon condition, and Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is exceedingly rare in this setting. We present the first reported case of a GBS-infected abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in North America. Key clinical and imaging findings and pathologic correlation are highlighted. A relevant review of the literature is discussed, which will bring the reader up to date with this specific disease entity.

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Group B streptococcus; abdominal aortic aneurysm; antimicrobial therapy; infected aneurysm; infected aortic aneurysm; mycotic aneurysm

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PMC3313544
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