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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181a74cfc
Review Articles

Polymicrobial Abdominal Aortic Endograft Infection Secondary to Aorto-Enteric Para-Prosthetic Erosion

Bush, Larry M. MD, FACP*†; Zad, Omid MD†‡; Khan, Yasmeen MD†; Chaparro-Rojas, Fredy MD†; Hasan, Syed M. MD†; Zeltzer, Jack MD§; Perez, Maria T. MD, FCAP∥

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Abstract

As the population of the United States ages, the incidence and prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms will increase. Elective treatment modalities for aneurysms larger than 5.5 cm include open surgical repair and more recently, endovascular stent graft placement. Infection of the latter is a potentially devastating complication that has not been as extensively reported and analyzed compared with the traditional open surgical approach. We report a polymicrobial infection complication of a remotely placed endovascular stent graft due to an aorto-enteric para-prosthetic erosion.

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