Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138--141

Mycotic aneurysm in a child with history of coarctation of the aorta repair


M Santiago Restrepo, Joseph W Turek, Benjamin Reinking, Nicholas Von Bergen 
 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nicholas Von Bergen
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, 200 Hawkins Drive, 2801 JPP, Iowa City, IA-52242-1083
USA

A mycotic aneurysm is a rare condition occasionally seen in patients with a history of prior cardiac or vascular surgery. Here we report the presentation of a mycotic aneurysm in a pediatric patient at the site of prior aortic coarctation repair. This patient«SQ»s initial presentation suggested rheumatologic or oncologic disease, and after diagnosis he continued to show evidence of splenic, renal and vascular injury distal to the mycotic aneurysm site while being treated with antibiotics. We discuss the diagnosis, treatment and management of this condition.


How to cite this article:
Restrepo M S, Turek JW, Reinking B, Bergen NV. Mycotic aneurysm in a child with history of coarctation of the aorta repair.Ann Pediatr Card 2014;7:138-141


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Restrepo M S, Turek JW, Reinking B, Bergen NV. Mycotic aneurysm in a child with history of coarctation of the aorta repair. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];7:138-141
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