Nocardia asteroides aortitis with perforation of the aorta.


A 53-year-old man died of nocardial aortitis eight months after undergoing aortic valve replacement. Autopsy revealed vegetation in the area of a previous aortotomy incision and a small perforation of the aorta enclosed by pericardium immediately above the prosthetic valve ring. Prosthetic valve endocarditis was not present. Multiple splenic infarcts… (More)


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@article{Allevato1985NocardiaAA, title={Nocardia asteroides aortitis with perforation of the aorta.}, author={Pat A. Allevato and John F. Eisses and Elke Mezger and E J Fisher and Douglas Romig and Albert Morales}, journal={Human pathology}, year={1985}, volume={16 7}, pages={743-6} }