Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31--33

Listeriosis infection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a diabetic patient


Spyros I Papadoulas1, Stavros K Kakkos1, Pantelis A Kraniotis2, Maria E Manousi1, Markos N Marangos3, Ioannis A Tsolakis1 
1 Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece
2 Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece
3 Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Stavros K Kakkos
Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Patras, Patras
Greece

A rare case of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) infected by Listeria monocytogenes in a 72-year-old male diabetic farmer, is reported. Our patient had a history of a recent pneumonia that could have been caused by Listeria too. Aneurysm infection was manifested by fever and abdominal and back pain, which prompted investigation with CT scanning that revealed a 4.9 cm AAA with typical signs of infection. He underwent urgent AAA repair with aortobifemoral bypass grafting and had an uneventful course. Aneurysm content microbiology revealed Listeria monocytogenes and following a 9-week course of antibiotics our patient remains asymptomatic 11 months later.


How to cite this article:
Papadoulas SI, Kakkos SK, Kraniotis PA, Manousi ME, Marangos MN, Tsolakis IA. Listeriosis infection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a diabetic patient.J Global Infect Dis 2013;5:31-33


How to cite this URL:
Papadoulas SI, Kakkos SK, Kraniotis PA, Manousi ME, Marangos MN, Tsolakis IA. Listeriosis infection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a diabetic patient. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Nov 28 ];5:31-33
Available from: https://www.jgid.org/article.asp?issn=0974-777X;year=2013;volume=5;issue=1;spage=31;epage=33;aulast=Papadoulas;type=0