Mycotic aneurysm caused by Clostridium septicum in a patient with colorectal cancer

Mycotic aneurysm caused by Clostridium septicum in a patient with colorectal cancer A mycotic aneurysm caused by a Clostridium septicum is a rare infection and has a strong association with colorectal cancer. If left untreated, the mortality rate of the first 24 h is high. This case report discusses the optimal treatment of emergency surgery combined with antibiotic treatment to improve survival. We present a fatal case of a 71-year-old male with absceda- tion of a caecal carcinoma who shortly after developed a mycotic aneurysm of the infrarenal aorta as a result of a C. septicum infection. Keywords Mycotic aneurysm · Colorectal cancer · Clostridium septicum · Gas gangrene · Antibiotic treatment Introduction Case presentation Clostridium septicum (C. septicum) is an anaerobic, gram- A 71-year-old male with a medical history of hyperten- positive spore-forming bacterium. Despite the fact that C. sion and benign prostatic hyperplasia presented himself septicum only accounts for 1.3% of all clostridial infections, to a general practitioner with cramping pain located in the C. septicum is well known for its association with colorectal right abdomen for 6 weeks. He also suffered from signifi- cancer (CRC), often occult [1]. One of the clinical manifes- cant unintentional weight loss of 14 kg (14.1%). At physical tations following CRC is gas gangrene, which causes aor- examination, a tumour http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Infection Springer Journals

Mycotic aneurysm caused by Clostridium septicum in a patient with colorectal cancer

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Infectious Diseases; General Practice / Family Medicine; Internal Medicine
ISSN
0300-8126
eISSN
1439-0973
D.O.I.
10.1007/s15010-018-1155-z
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Abstract

A mycotic aneurysm caused by a Clostridium septicum is a rare infection and has a strong association with colorectal cancer. If left untreated, the mortality rate of the first 24 h is high. This case report discusses the optimal treatment of emergency surgery combined with antibiotic treatment to improve survival. We present a fatal case of a 71-year-old male with absceda- tion of a caecal carcinoma who shortly after developed a mycotic aneurysm of the infrarenal aorta as a result of a C. septicum infection. Keywords Mycotic aneurysm · Colorectal cancer · Clostridium septicum · Gas gangrene · Antibiotic treatment Introduction Case presentation Clostridium septicum (C. septicum) is an anaerobic, gram- A 71-year-old male with a medical history of hyperten- positive spore-forming bacterium. Despite the fact that C. sion and benign prostatic hyperplasia presented himself septicum only accounts for 1.3% of all clostridial infections, to a general practitioner with cramping pain located in the C. septicum is well known for its association with colorectal right abdomen for 6 weeks. He also suffered from signifi- cancer (CRC), often occult [1]. One of the clinical manifes- cant unintentional weight loss of 14 kg (14.1%). At physical tations following CRC is gas gangrene, which causes aor- examination, a tumour

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InfectionSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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