J. P. EICHHORN, M.D.; CURTIS F. GARVIN, M.D.
Virchow1 in 1847 described arterial dilatation developing at the site of embolism, and subsequently the rôle of embolism in the production of certain aneurysms came to be generally recognized. The term "mycotic" was adopted to call attention to the etiologic importance of infection. The term is somewhat misleading since a special group of infections has come to be called the mycoses, but it is sanctioned by long and general use.
Mycotic aneurysms are comparatively rare. Any artery may be involved, the aorta most frequently. Mycotic aneurysms usually occur in association with endocarditis lenta. The pathogenesis of the condition may be
EICHHORN JP, GARVIN CF. MYCOTIC ANEURYSM: REPORT OF A CASE(MYCOTIC ANEURYSM: REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:347–349. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-2-347
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(2):347-349.
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