Insidious Development: Cerebral Mycotic Aneurysm in an Immunocompromised Patient

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Daniele Valentini
Debapria Das
Allen Tran


cerebral mycotic aneurysm, immunocompromised, methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus


Mycotic aneurysms are microinfections of a cerebral artery occurring secondary to infectious endocarditis or central nervous system infection. They are usually discovered only after rupture, which is often fatal.

L’anévrisme mycotique est une micro-infection d’une artère cérébrale qui survient à la suite d’une endocardite infectieuse ou d’une infection du système nerveux central. On ne le découvre généralement qu’après sa rupture, qui est souvent mortelle. Mis à part le fait de s’attaquer à la cause sous-jacente, le traitement demeure incertain.

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