Successful management of Histoplasma capsulatum infection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm

Richard L. Harris, Gerald M. Lawrie, Thomas M. Wheeler, John H. Rex, George A. Sarosi, Matteethra C. Jacob, Major W. Bradshaw, Temple W. Williams

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Abstract

A 65-year-old woman with disseminated histoplasmosis underwent resection of an atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysm. Yeast forms of Histoplasma capsulatum were present in the aneurysm. Surgical resection and revascularization with a Dacron graft followed by systemic amphotericin B therapy and chronic ketoconazole suppressive therapy have resulted in a patient without symptoms 15 months postoperatively. It is important to be aware of the potential for atherosclerotic aortic aneurysm involvement by H. capsulatum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-651
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1986

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    Harris, R. L., Lawrie, G. M., Wheeler, T. M., Rex, J. H., Sarosi, G. A., Jacob, M. C., Bradshaw, M. W., & Williams, T. W. (1986). Successful management of Histoplasma capsulatum infection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Journal of vascular surgery, 3(4), 649-651. https://doi.org/10.1016/0741-5214(86)90291-0