Aspergillus thromboembolism from a mycotic ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm

Afshin A. Skibba, Michael R. West, James R. Evans, Steven P. Hopkins, Simon Maltais, Daniel S. Rush

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Abstract

This case report describes an immune-competent patient with acute upper extremity ischemia caused by thromboembolism from an Aspergillus-infected ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. Efforts to identify the source of an acute arterial thromboembolic occlusion should be made, and a high index of suspicion for mycotic infection should be maintained in patients with an atypical presentation, such as fevers of unknown origin. Additional measures, such as pathologic examination of thromboembolic debris, blood cultures, and positron emission tomography, should be performed to identify the etiology in these unexplained situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Thromboembolism
False Aneurysm
Aspergillus
Fever of Unknown Origin
Upper Extremity
Positron-Emission Tomography
Ischemia
Infection
Blood Culture

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Aspergillus thromboembolism from a mycotic ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. / Skibba, Afshin A.; West, Michael R.; Evans, James R.; Hopkins, Steven P.; Maltais, Simon; Rush, Daniel S.

In: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, Vol. 1, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 94-96.

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Skibba, Afshin A. ; West, Michael R. ; Evans, James R. ; Hopkins, Steven P. ; Maltais, Simon ; Rush, Daniel S. / Aspergillus thromboembolism from a mycotic ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. In: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases. 2015 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 94-96.
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