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Infection

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 125–126 | Cite as

Listeria monocytogenes infection of a prosthetic vascular graft

  • R. Van Noyen
  • R. Reybrouck
  • P. Peeters
  • L. Verheyen
  • J. Vandepitte
Case Report

Summary

A 75-year-old man was admitted for acute ischaemia of his right leg for which he had undergone vascular prosthetic surgery at another hospital, ten and three years before. Cultures of the thrombosed graft and the clots removed on re-operation were positive forListeria monocytogenes. After parenteral treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and gentamicin, the patient died from cardiorespiratory failure.

Keywords

Public Health Internal Medicine Infectious Disease General Practice Gentamicin 
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Listeria monocytogenes-Infektion einer Gefäßprothese

Zusammenfassung

Ein 75jähriger Mann wurde wegen akuter Ischämie des rechten Beines eingewiesen. Vor zehn und drei Jahren waren in einem anderen Krankenhaus gefäßchirurgische Eingriffe vorgenommen worden. Aus der thrombosierten Gefäßprothese und Thromben, die bei einer operativen Revision entfernt wurden, wurdeListeria monocytogenes angezüchtet. Der Patient wurde parenteral mit Amoxicillin-Clavulansäure und Gentamicin behandelt. Er verstarb an kardiorespiratorischer Insuffizienz.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Van Noyen
    • 1
  • R. Reybrouck
    • 1
  • P. Peeters
    • 2
  • L. Verheyen
    • 2
  • J. Vandepitte
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of BacteriologyImeldaziekenhuisBonheiden
  2. 2.Dept. of Vascular and Thoracic SurgeryImeldaziekenhuisBonheiden
  3. 3.Dept. of Medical BacteriologyCatholic University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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