Journal Article

Aortitis Due to <i>Salmonella</i>: Report of 10 Cases and Comprehensive Review of the Literature

Viviane A. Soravia-Dunand, Vivian G. Loo and Irving E. Salit

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 29, issue 4, pages 862-868
Published in print August 1999 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 1999 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/520450
Aortitis Due to Salmonella: Report of 10 Cases and Comprehensive Review of the Literature

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Microbiology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

We describe ten cases of aortitis due to Salmonella that were treated at the University of Toronto-affiliated Hospitals between 1978 and 1997. Predisposing conditions included hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and myelodysplastic syndrome. Main presenting symptoms were fever and abdominal and back pain. The most frequent site involved was the abdominal aorta, followed by the thoracic aorta. All but one patient were treated with intravenous bactericidal antibiotics; seven also underwent surgery, four with axillobifemoral grafts and three with in situ grafts. Four of seven patients died within 1 month of the surgical procedure (three patients with in situ grafts and one patient with axillobifemoral graft). We also reviewed the pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory characteristics, and treatment of 140 cases of aortitis due to Salmonella reported in the literature since 1948. The use of bactericidal antibiotics, together with early surgical intervention and longterm suppressive antibiotic therapy, has led to improved survival.

Journal Article.  0 words. 

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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.