Tubercular mycotic aortic aneurysm presenting with fever of unknown origin
Ayşegül Beste Öztepe1, Andaç Komaç1, Rıfat Somay2, Şükran Köse2, Harun Akar1
1Department of Internal Medicine, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Infectious Diseases, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
Keywords: Miliary tuberculosis; mycotic aortic aneurysm; tubercular mycotic aortic aneurysm
Mycotic aneurysms and infected aneurysms are synonyms. Mycotic aneurysm secondary to tuberculosis is a rare entity. In this article we report a case presenting with fever of unknown origin and abdominal pain and diagnosed with mycotic aortic aneurysm secondary to miliary tuberculosis, para- aortic lymph node involvement which is ultimately referred for surgery after anti-tuberculosis treatment.