Cryptococcal aortitis presenting as a ruptured mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm.

@article{Deitch1999CryptococcalAP,
  title={Cryptococcal aortitis presenting as a ruptured mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm.},
  author={Jonathan S. Deitch and George W. Plonk and Christopher T. Hagenstad and Kimberley J. Hansen and James E Peacock and John Ligush},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          189-92
        }
}
Mycotic processes occasionally complicate atherosclerotic aortic disease and usually require aggressive surgical therapy to control sepsis and prevent arterial rupture. Rarely, fungal organisms are responsible for primary infection of the abdominal aorta. We report the first case of Cryptococcal aortitis presenting as a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. The surgical, pathologic, and microbiologic aspects of fungal aortitis are discussed.