Conservative Treatment of an Early Aortic Graft Infection Due to Acinetobacter baumanii

@article{Pencavel2006ConservativeTO,
  title={Conservative Treatment of an Early Aortic Graft Infection Due to Acinetobacter baumanii},
  author={Timothy D Pencavel and G. Singh-Ranger and J. Crinnion},
  journal={Annals of Vascular Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={20},
  pages={415-417}
}
Acute infection of an aortic graft is a devastating complication. While resection of the infected prosthesis and extra-anatomic bypass is the established treatment, this carries a high mortality. We describe a case of early aortic graft infection with the unusual organism Acinetobacter baumanii, which was eradicated by a combination of surgical drainage and antibiotics, allowing preservation of the graft. The patient remains well 30 months later. 
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