Salmonellosis and mycotic aneurysm of the aorta. A report of 10 cases

Paul Chan, Wen Tsai Chung Wen Tsai, Jong Huang Jeng Jong Huang, Ching Chuang Yin Ching Chuang, Sung Hung Jui Sung Hung

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We report a 5 year experience of 10 cases of mycotic aneurysms of the aorta caused by salmonella infection. Of the 10 patients, nine were males and one was female in an age range from 60 to 80 years with a mean of 71 years. The major clinical manifestations were fever, abdominal or back pain, pulsatile abdominal mass and leucocytosis. The diagnosis was based on clinical symptoms and signs and positive blood or tissue cultures. The main confirmatory procedure was computed tomography (CT). Two year survival rate was 20%. Five patients died during hospitalisation, without surgery. Three patients died within 2 months of surgery. The other two patients, treated surgically and by intensive antibiotic therapy, survived. Death resulted usually from recurrent infection and graft leakage. Contrary to previous reports, salmonella mycotic aneurysms is still common in this geographical area and the prognosis is poor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Infected Aneurysm
Salmonella Infections
Aorta
Leukocytosis
Back Pain
Salmonella
Abdominal Pain
Signs and Symptoms
Hospitalization
Fever
Survival Rate
Tomography
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Transplants
Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Chan, P., Chung Wen Tsai, W. T., Jeng Jong Huang, J. H., Yin Ching Chuang, C. C., & Jui Sung Hung, S. H. (1995). Salmonellosis and mycotic aneurysm of the aorta. A report of 10 cases. Journal of Infection, 30(2), 129-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-4453(95)80007-7

Salmonellosis and mycotic aneurysm of the aorta. A report of 10 cases. / Chan, Paul; Chung Wen Tsai, Wen Tsai; Jeng Jong Huang, Jong Huang; Yin Ching Chuang, Ching Chuang; Jui Sung Hung, Sung Hung.

In: Journal of Infection, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1995, p. 129-133.

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Chan, P, Chung Wen Tsai, WT, Jeng Jong Huang, JH, Yin Ching Chuang, CC & Jui Sung Hung, SH 1995, 'Salmonellosis and mycotic aneurysm of the aorta. A report of 10 cases', Journal of Infection, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 129-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-4453(95)80007-7
Chan P, Chung Wen Tsai WT, Jeng Jong Huang JH, Yin Ching Chuang CC, Jui Sung Hung SH. Salmonellosis and mycotic aneurysm of the aorta. A report of 10 cases. Journal of Infection. 1995;30(2):129-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-4453(95)80007-7
Chan, Paul ; Chung Wen Tsai, Wen Tsai ; Jeng Jong Huang, Jong Huang ; Yin Ching Chuang, Ching Chuang ; Jui Sung Hung, Sung Hung. / Salmonellosis and mycotic aneurysm of the aorta. A report of 10 cases. In: Journal of Infection. 1995 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 129-133.
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