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Mycotic aneurysm of the descending aorta due to Aspergillus species

Authors:

KCD Mettananda ,

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Ragama, LK
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ST De Silva,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ragama, LK
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AP Premawardhena

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ragama, LK
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Abstract

Mycotic aneurysms of the aorta are rare, and carry a poor prognosis unless detected and treated promptly. Aneurysms caused by Aspergillus species usually occur due to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, septic embolisation or direct extension from the lung, mainly in immuno-compromised individuals. We report a case of descending aortic aneurysm caused by Aspergillus species in a previously immuno-competent individual.

Index words: mycotic aneurysm; Aspergillus

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v55i1.1705

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.55, No.1 March 2010 pp.20-21

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v55i1.1705
How to Cite: Mettananda, K., De Silva, S. & Premawardhena, A., (2010). Mycotic aneurysm of the descending aorta due to Aspergillus species. Ceylon Medical Journal. 55(1), pp.20–21. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v55i1.1705
Published on 30 Mar 2010.
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