Probable zoonotic aortitis due to group C streptococcal infection

Andres J. Gonzales, John D Hughes, Luis R. Leon

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Abstract

Human infections due to group C streptococcus (SGC) are unusual. Among them, vascular compromise, especially aortic involvement, is extremely rare. A case of microbial aortitis with aneurysm formation, likely secondary to a SGC soft tissue infection, in a 61-year-old patient who was caring for a purulent leg wound of his horse, is presented. He was successfully treated with antibiotics and in situ aortic replacement with a prosthetic graft and an omental wrap. He remains well almost 2 years after surgical intervention. Aortic infection caused by SGC is a rare condition that can be successfully treated with in situ prosthetic graft replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1043
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Aortitis
Streptococcal Infections
Zoonoses
Transplants
Soft Tissue Infections
Infection
Streptococcus
Horses
Aneurysm
Blood Vessels
Leg
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Probable zoonotic aortitis due to group C streptococcal infection. / Gonzales, Andres J.; Hughes, John D; Leon, Luis R.

In: Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 46, No. 5, 11.2007, p. 1039-1043.

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Gonzales, Andres J. ; Hughes, John D ; Leon, Luis R. / Probable zoonotic aortitis due to group C streptococcal infection. In: Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2007 ; Vol. 46, No. 5. pp. 1039-1043.
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