American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Campylobacter Fetus Infection of the Aorta: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Rabindra Ghimire, Carl Urban, Andy Lee, Ashna Pokhrel, Wehbeh Wehbeh and Glenn Turett

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2015.26.32

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 11, Issue 2

Pages 26-32

Abstract

Campylobacter is a gram negative bacterium that exhibits tissue tropism. We report a case of Campylobacter fetus bacteremia associated with infra-renal abdominal aortitis. The patient was a poor surgical candidate so she was initially treated only medically. Her course was complicated by the development of a pseudoaneurysm. An endovascular stent was placed and the patient was given 4 more weeks of antibiotics. The patient continues to do well several months after stent placement. This case illustrates the success of medical treatment combined with stent placement in a patient who could not undergo surgery for an infected abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm.

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© 2015 Rabindra Ghimire, Carl Urban, Andy Lee, Ashna Pokhrel, Wehbeh Wehbeh and Glenn Turett. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.