Long-term Successful Antibiotic Therapy for Recurrent Aortic Graft Infection
KeywordsAortic graft infection, conservative management
Objective: To report a case of successful long-term conservative management of a patient with aortic graft infection due to multiple infectious agents.
Materials and methods: We describe the clinical case and present a review of relevant literature.
Results: An 82-year-old man presented with recurrent Escherichia coli bacteraemia. He was diagnosed with an endovascular aortic graft infection. As the patient declined surgery, conservative treatment with daily antibiotic therapy was instituted. We report good clinical results after almost 2 years of treatment and follow-up.
Conclusions: The preferred treatment of aortic graft infections is surgical. Conservative management is usually offered to poor surgical candidates and is associated with an unfavourable outcome. However, we report that selected patients may be successfully treated using prolonged antibiotic therapy.