Probable zoonotic aortitis due to group C streptococcal infection

Andres J. Gonzales, John D. Hughes, Luis R. Leon

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Human infections due to group C streptococcus (SGC) are unusual. Among them, vascular compromise, especially aortic involvement, is extremely rare. A case of microbial aortitis with aneurysm formation, likely secondary to a SGC soft tissue infection, in a 61-year-old patient who was caring for a purulent leg wound of his horse, is presented. He was successfully treated with antibiotics and in situ aortic replacement with a prosthetic graft and an omental wrap. He remains well almost 2 years after surgical intervention. Aortic infection caused by SGC is a rare condition that can be successfully treated with in situ prosthetic graft replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1043
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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