Successful management of Histoplasma capsulatum infection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Image Enhancement
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine
  • Mitral Valve
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency

abstract

  • A 65-year-old woman with disseminated histoplasmosis underwent resection of an atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysm. Yeast forms of Histoplasma capsulatum were present in the aneurysm. Surgical resection and revascularization with a Dacron graft followed by systemic amphotericin B therapy and chronic ketoconazole suppressive therapy have resulted in a patient without symptoms 15 months postoperatively. It is important to be aware of the potential for artherosclerotic aortic aneurysm involvement by H. capsulatum.

publication date

  • January 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0741-5214(86)90291-0

PubMed ID

  • 3959262

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 649

end page

  • 51

volume

  • 3

number

  • 4