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  • Impact Factor: 1.809**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2474-1655
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655
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Major Scope

  •  Breast Neoplasms
  •  Asthma
  •  Dermatology and Cosmetology
  •  Obstetrics and Gynecology
  •  Veterinary Sciences
  •  Nuclear Medicine
  •  Cardiovascular Medicine
  •  Epidemiology


Citation: Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020;5(1):1868.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655.1868

Life-Threatening Infectious Aortitis with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia in a Woman with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Yuan-Hung Wang, Ruei-Lin Wang, Kun-Lin Wu, Chung-Chi Yang and Po-Jen Hsiao

Department of Internal Medicine, Taoyuan Armed Forces General Hospital, Taiwan Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taiwan

*Correspondance to: Po-Jen Hsiao 

 PDF  Full Text Case Report | Open Access


Infectious aortitis can cause life-threatening complications in clinical practice. Here in, we present an educational case of Infectious aortitis with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia in a Woman. The 83-year-old woman presented intermittent fever for 1 week. Her temperature was 38.5°C, and chest X-ray demonstrated tortuosity of aorta with calcification of aortic arch. Her blood cultures subsequently all grew Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Echocardiography revealed no vegetation. The symptoms of chest tightness and shortness of breath were noted. A follow-up chest X-ray showed progressive mediastinal widening. Contrast enhanced Computed Tomography (CT) scan demonstrated thickening of the wall of descending aorta that measured 0.7 cm, suggestive of aortitis with intramural hematoma.


Infectious aortitis; Bacteremia; CT; Staphylococcus aureus

Cite the Article:

Wang Y-H, Wang R-L, Wu K-L, Yang C-C, Hsiao P-J. Life-Threatening Infectious Aortitis with MethicillinResistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia in a Woman with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1868.

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