The Fugitive Finding: Acute Infectious Aortitis in a Patient with Persistent MRSA Bacteremia.
Am J Med. 2019 Aug 30;:
Authors: DeSantis DJ, Russell MC, Keller AW
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a leading cause of bacteremia and of metastatic infections such as endocarditis, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality.1 We present a patient with persistent MRSA bacteremia despite antibiotic therapy. Although initial TEE was unremarkable, follow-up TEE confirmed infectious aortitis, illustrating the importance of repeated examination and imaging.
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