Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

The Rupturing of Multiple Extracranial Mycotic Aneurysms as the Initial Symptom of Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report

Yuji Takahashi1*, Hideki Hashimoto1, Natsumi Tomisawa1 and Kensuke Nakamura1

*Correspondance to: Yuji Takahashi 

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Abstract

Infective Endocarditis (IE) presents with various systemic symptoms. It is widely recognized that its comorbidities include Mycotic Aneurysms (MA). We describe the case of a patient with IE whose initial symptom was a ruptured hepatic pseudoaneurysm. This led to a delayed diagnosis and the rupturing of a deep femoral pseudoaneurysm. Visceral aneurysmal rupture of unknown etiology should be suspected of being related to IE. In addition to examining for intracranial MA, examinations for extracranial MA may also be considered in left-sided IE with diagnostic delay. Clinicians must be aware that multiple MA can occur simultaneously in patients with IE.

Keywords:

Mycotic aneurysm; Infective endocarditis; CT; CRP

Citation:

Takahashi Y, Hashimoto H, Tomisawa N, Nakamura K. The Rupturing of Multiple Extracranial Mycotic Aneurysms as the Initial Symptom of Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1644.

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