Case of ruptured S taphylococcus aureus aortitis: presentation and management.

Research paper by Stephani C SC Wang, Mohamed M Tageldin, Drinnon O DO Hand

Indexed on: 21 Dec '18Published on: 21 Dec '18Published in: BMJ case reports


Infectious aortitis with the complication of aortic aneurysm carries a high mortality rate without appropriate interventions, mostly due to aortic rupture. For this reason, early and prompt diagnoses along with surgical and medical managements play critical roles. Aortic infection with (SA) is uncommon, but reported cases have been usually associated with fatal complication from rapid progression into rupture. We report a 65-year-old man who developed methicillin-sensitive SA aortitis and then aortic rupture. Patient was successfully treated with staged vascular repair and long-term antibiotic use. © BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2018. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.