Author(s): Rougemont M, Ratib O, Wintsch J, Schrenzel J, Hirschel B
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Abstract A 49-year-old woman with a 15-year history of HIV-hepatitis C virus coinfection had aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement in 2007. She presented with abdominal pain, episodic diarrhea, and profuse sweating in 2010. Thoracoabdominal positron emission tomography-computed tomography finally suggested infectious aortitis, a diagnosis confirmed by a blood culture positive for Capnocytophaga canimorsus.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access