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Emergency Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 335–343 | Cite as

Borne identity: CT imaging of vascular infections

  • Jessica S. HuangEmail author
  • Alexander S. Ho
  • Absar Ahmed
  • Sanjeev Bhalla
  • Christine O. Menias
Pictorial Essay

Abstract

Vascular infections present in a multitude of ways with computed tomography (CT) aiding in the diagnosis of many of the uncommon vascular infections, which are equally dangerous and carry severe life-threatening consequences if untreated from a delay in diagnosis. This pictorial review aims to discuss and illustrate the CT findings of the following vascular infections including aortitis, mycotic aneurysms, infective endocarditis, septic thrombophlebitis in the chest and abdomen, and Kawasaki disease. Recognition and prompt diagnosis of these uncommon vascular infections are critical to the initiation of the appropriate management and therapy.

Keywords

Vascular infections Aortitis Mycotic aneurysm Infective endocarditis Septic thrombophlebitis Kawasaki disease Computed tomography 

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© Am Soc Emergency Radiol 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica S. Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexander S. Ho
    • 1
  • Absar Ahmed
    • 1
  • Sanjeev Bhalla
    • 1
  • Christine O. Menias
    • 1
  1. 1.Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University School of MedicineSaint LouisUSA

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