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Title: Mycotic aneurysm of the descending aorta due to Aspergillus species
Authors: Mettananda, K.C.D.
de Silva, S.T.
Premawardhena, A.P.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Sri Lanka Medical Association
Citation: The Ceylon Medical Journal; 55(1): pp.20-1
Abstract: Mycotic aneurysms of the aorta are rare, and carry a poor prognosis unless detected and treated promptly. Aneurysms caused by Aspergillus species usually occur due to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, septic embolisation or direct extension from the lung, mainly in immuno-compromised individuals. We report a case of descending aortic aneurysm caused by Aspergillus species in a previously immuno-competent individual
ISSN: 0009-0875 (Print)
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