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Scand J Infect Dis. 1998;30(6):626-9.

Ruptured mycotic pulmonary artery aneurysm: an unusual complication of right-sided endocarditis.

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Clinique de Réanimation des Maladies Infectieuses, Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France.

Abstract

Mycotic pulmonary aneurysm is an infrequently diagnosed complication of endocarditis. We report here a case of mycotic pulmonary aneurysm and a review of 25 cases from the literature. The mortality rate is greater than 50%. Prompt diagnosis is necessary because early intrasaccular embolization and/or surgical repair is essential to avoid death from rupture of the aneurysm.

PMID:
10225401
DOI:
10.1080/00365549850161287
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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