An infected aortic aneurysm is a process with high mortality rate. Survival is dependent on an early diagnosis and surgical management. This case report details a rare presentation of aortitis with persistent methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia, which initially presented as retroperitoneal fibrosis and was ultimately fatal.
CASE A 4-month-old girl was seen by a paediatrician for psychomotor delay and defective visual fixation. In order to shift gaze direction, she had to jerk her head in order to drag her eyes in the direction she wanted to look. She also showed non-specific pyramidal impairment. Herpes human virus type 6 (HHV-6) was amplified by PCR. No other findings could… (More)