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A Case of Aortic Aneurysm Rupture Infected by Clostridium septicum in a Patient with Colon Cancer
Hae Yoon Choi, M.D., Cheong Won Park, M.D., Ji Yoon Noh, M.D., Jung Yeon Heo, M.D., Mi Jung Kim, M.D., Won Suk Choi, M.D., Yu Mi Jo, M.D., Joon Young Song, M.D., Woo Joo Kim, M.D. and Hee Jin Cheong, M.D.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vol.41 Num.3 (p205~209)
Infected aortic aneurysm a life-threatening disease entity. Clostridium septicum is a very rare pathogen of infected aneurysms that carries a high mortality rate and demonstrates a strong association with an derlying colonic or hematologic neoplasm. Herein, we report a case of ruptured aortic aneurysm infected by C. septicum in a patient with colon cancer. This is the first reported case of infected aneurysm caused by C. septicum in Korea. Early diagnosis, appropriate antibiotic therapy, and prompt surgical interventions are required considering the rapid downhill progression of C. septicum-induced infected aneurysm.
Keywords : Infected aortic aneurysm, Colon cancer, Clostridium septicum