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Gannon, Michael P. BS*; Daya, Sneha S. MD†; Santoro, Peter M. MD†; Ierardi, Ralph P. MD†; Emmons, Wesley W. III MD†
Abstract: Mycotic aneurysms are rare and associated with a high mortality owing to their common association with endocarditis and aortic aneurysms. We present a case of a right-sided pneumococcal empyema causing a peroneal artery aneurysm and subsequent rupture. The diagnosis and management of peripheral artery mycotic aneurysms are discussed as well as the incidence of Streptococcus pneumoniae as a pathogen.
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