Infect Chemother.  2005 Apr;37(2):116-118.

A Case of Abdominal Aneurysm due to Streptococcus pneumoniae Infection

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. krpeck@smc.samsung.co.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Streptococcus pneumoniae has been an important etiologic agent of community-acquired pneumonia, meningitis, and otitis media. S. pneumoniae is also an important cause of bacteremia, especially in a community setting and it may cause intravascular infection. S. pneumoniae has been rarely been reparted to cause mycotic aneurysm and three is no case report on abdominal aneurysm caused by S. pneumoniae in Korea, yet. We experienced a case of abdominal aneurysm caused by S. pneumoniae infection. A 78-year old male with hypertension and diabetes mellitus was transferred to our hospital due to ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Surgical intervention was done for removal of hematoma and vascular anastomosis. Ascending aorta showed atheromatous plaque with dystrophic calcification and thrombus. S. pneumoniae was isolated from the culture of the surgical specimen. After successful treatment with antibiotics for 7 weeks, he has been followed up uneventfully in outpatient clinic for 1 year.

Keyword

Streptococcus pneumoniae; Aortic aneurysm; Mycotic aneurysm

MeSH Terms

Aged
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Aneurysm*
Aneurysm, Infected
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Aorta
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Bacteremia
Diabetes Mellitus
Hematoma
Humans
Hypertension
Korea
Male
Meningitis
Otitis Media
Pneumococcal Infections*
Pneumonia
Streptococcus pneumoniae*
Streptococcus*
Thrombosis
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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