Infective thoracic aortic aneurysm caused by Clostridium difficile after endovascular aortic repair

Hideharu Hagiya, Keigo Kimura, Akiko Ueda, Isao Nishi, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hisao Yoshida, Kazunori Tomono

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile generally causes enterocolitis by producing pathogenic toxins, while extraintestinal infections with C. difficile are extremely rare. Here we report the first documented case of an infective thoracic aortic aneurysm caused by nontoxic C. difficile that occurred after vascular interventions including endovascular aortic repair. The present case illustrates that endovascular interventions may expose patients to the rare infection by yielding the ischemic intestinal tract as an entry site for the pathogen into the bloodstream and providing an anaerobic environment inside the thrombosed aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-64
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clostridium difficile
  • Endovascular aortic repairs
  • Endovascular intervention
  • Extraintestinal infection
  • Infective aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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