Histoplasma infection of aortofemoral bypass graft

Nishit Patel, Michael S. Bronze

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Abstract

Histoplasma infection of vascular grafts is extremely rare. To our knowledge, there are only 4 cases reported with Histoplasma capsulatum infection of the aortic graft. All had previous disseminated histoplasmosis and atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease. They were treated surgically with explantation of the infected graft and reimplantation of new graft in extra-anatomic uninfected site. The authors present a new case of H capsulatum infection of aortofemoral bypass graft, but unlike the other cases, this case was managed without surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-424
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume347
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aortofemoral bypass graft
  • Histoplasma
  • Vascular graft infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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