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Tuberculous Aortitis with an Aortoduodenal Fistula Presenting as Recurrent Gastrointestinal Bleeding

E. J. F. M. de Kruijf, A. B. B. van Rijn, I. A. Koelma, T. J. A. Kuijpers and J. W. van 't Wout

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 3, pages 841-842
Published in print September 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/314045
Tuberculous Aortitis with an Aortoduodenal Fistula Presenting as Recurrent Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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Tuberculous aortitis with a tuberculous mycotic aneurysm and an aortoduodenal fistula was diagnosed in a 38-year-old man with tuberculous cervical lymphadentitis and a 3-month history of recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding, in whom extensive investigation of the digestive tract had not revealed a bleeding lesion. Either by septic embolism or by direct extension from a neighboring focus, tuberculous infection can cause a mycotic aortic aneurysm with subsequent fistulation to the duodenum.

Journal Article.  871 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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