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CASE REPORT
Successful treatment of Salmonella aortitis with endovascular aortic repair and antibiotic therapy
  1. Parth J Parekh1,
  2. Rouzbeh Shams1,
  3. Vaishnavi Challapallisri1,
  4. Paul E Marik2
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  2. 2Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paul E Marik, marikpe{at}evms.edu

Summary

We report a case of a 77-year-old Asian man with a history significant for type II diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease who presented with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and a 20-pound weight loss of 3 weeks’ duration. Further evaluation revealed an infected mycotic aneurysm and distal abdominal aortitis as a result of Salmonella. This case demonstrates an interesting case of aortitis and a successful therapeutic approach.

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