Aortic Graft Infection With Mycobacterium Avium Complex

Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Lisa F. Bennett, Melissa L. Kirkwood

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Aortic graft infections are uncommon complications after endovascular aortic surgery. In the majority of cases, gram-positive and then gram-negative organisms are the causative agents leading to this condition. Atypical organisms are traditionally not responsible for graft infection unless the patient is immunocompromised. We are reporting a case of culture-confirmed mycobacterium avium complex infection of an aortic graft in a well-controlled patient with HIV who had an undetected viral load and a CD4 count of 324 while on highly active antiretroviral therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019


  • aortic graft infection
  • mycobacterial infection
  • mycotic aneurysm
  • vascular surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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