JAMES H. CURRENS, M.D.; JAMES M. FAULKNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Mycotic aneurysms involving the aorta and smaller arteries have been reported not infrequently in the literature. Various organisms have been isolated from the site of the aneurysm including the hemolytic and non-hemolytic streptococcus, staphylococcus, pneumococcus, H. influenzae and gonococcus. As a rule there is an associated endocarditis of the aortic or, less commonly, of the mitral valve, and it is supposed that the intima of the aorta becomes infected by secondary implantation from the valvular vegetations. A survey of the literature reveals nine cases of mycotic aneurysms resulting from gonococcal infection, which are summarized in table 1. We are reporting
CURRENS JH, FAULKNER JM. GONOCOCCAL MYCOTIC ANEURYSM OF THE AORTA: REPORT OF A CASE SUPERIMPOSED UPON A SYPHILITIC AORTA(GONOCOCCAL MYCOTIC ANEURYSM OF THE AORTA: REPORT OF A CASE SUPERIMPOSED UPON A SYPHILITIC AORTA*). Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:155–162. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-1-155
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(1):155-162.
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