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Two cases of infected atherosclerotic aneurysms and a comparison with infective endocarditis

Peacock, SJ; Maxwell, P; Stanton, A; Jeffery, KJM; (1995) Two cases of infected atherosclerotic aneurysms and a comparison with infective endocarditis. EUR J CLIN MICROBIOL , 14 (11) 1004 - 1008.

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Abstract

Two cases of infected atherosclerotic aneurysms thought to have arisen following haematogenous seeding of atheromatous lesions are described. Although infective endocarditis also arises by the haematogenous route, there are striking contrasts in both the range and therefore likely source of organisms, together with a perceived difference in the rate of blood-culture positivity. This case report provides a focus for discussion of these observations.

Type: Article
Title: Two cases of infected atherosclerotic aneurysms and a comparison with infective endocarditis
Keywords: AORTIC-ANEURYSMS, MYCOTIC-ANEURYSM, ARTERY
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/118710
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