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Clostridium septicum aortitis in a patient with extensive atheromatous disease of the aorta


A 69-year man presented with 3 days of progressively worsening abdominal pain, radiating to his back, with nausea and vomiting. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed evidence of aortitis, for which he eventually underwent surgery. The surgical specimen of the aorta grew Clostridium septicum that was treated with antibiotics.

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Annapureddy, N., Agarwal, S.K., Kanakadandi, V. et al. Clostridium septicum aortitis in a patient with extensive atheromatous disease of the aorta. J Infect Chemother 18, 948–950 (2012).

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  • Aortitis
  • Clostridium septicum
  • Aneurysm
  • Pseudoaneurysm