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Viswanathan R, Khee TK, Chong CF
Correspondence: Dr Roopa Viswanathan, email@example.com
A 70-year-old man with abdominal aortic aneurysm repair presented with fever accompanied by rigors and abdominal pain one month after the procedure. Radiological investigations showed a perigraft collection. The collection was drained and the abscess cavity was lavaged. Cultures of pus and blood both yielded Group D Salmonella (non-typhi), which was treated with ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin. The patient was followed-up for the past eight months without any further symptoms. Perigraft infections post abdominal aortic aneurysm repair could be caused by enteric organisms and must be treated with long-term appropriate antibiotics, depending on the microbiological finding, besides surgical drainage and lavage.
Keywords: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aneurysm graft infection, perigraft repair, Salmonella spp, salmonellosis
Singapore Med J 2008; 49(7): e183-e185