Graft infection of thoracic aorta due to group C β-hemolytic streptococcus: A case report

Hisatomi Arima, Masaharu Nagata, Kiichiro Fujisaki, Masaki Gushima, Kiyoshi Matsumura, Koji Fujii, Takuya Tsuchihashi, Hideki Hirakata, Takashi Eguchi, Yoichi Moroi, Masutaka Furue, Hisataka Yasui, Masazumi Tsuneyoshi, Mitsuo Iida

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A fatal case of late-onset graft infection of the thoracic aorta due to group C β-hemolytic streptococcus is described. A 37-year-old male patient, who had a history of total aortic arch replacement for acute aortic dissection 8 years before, was admitted to the department. He suffered from toxic shock syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and acute renal failure. Group C β-hemolytic streptococcus was detected from his blood; however, echocardiography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) failed to detect the focus of the infection. In spite of intensive care, including antibiotic therapy, artificial ventilation, and continuous hemodiafiltration, he died on the 18th day of hospitalization. Autopsy revealed that a small abscess was present at the proximal anastomotic segments of the patient's graft. A bite inflicted by his dog, 14 days before admission, was suspected to be the source of this bacterium. A rare case of graft infection of thoracic aorta in terms of causative organism, long period from graft replacement to graft infection, and site of infection is presented and discussed.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)237-241
ページ数5
ジャーナルAngiology
56
2
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 3 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 循環器および心血管医学

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