CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 299-301

Late infection of endovascular aneurysm repair stent graft by Mycobacterium tuberculosis


1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Vascular Surgery, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Surendran Rajendran
Department of Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_45_18

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We report a case of infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an endovascular aneurysm repair stent graft placed 4 years earlier for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Tuberculous infection of aortic stents or grafts is not reported but should be considered in tuberculosis endemic countries in patients with suspected stent infections and negative blood cultures.


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