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March 1981

Arizona hinshawii Infection of an Atherosclerotic Abdominal Aorta

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Petru and Richman) and Pathology (Dr Richman), San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of California, San Diego.

Arch Intern Med. 1981;141(4):537-538. doi:10.1001/archinte.1981.00340040133033

• A patient with Arizona hinshawii infection of an atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysm is described to emphasize the similarity of the nonenteric infections of man by Arizona and Salmonella organisms. These genera are similar bacteriologically, ecologically, and clinically. This case emphasizes the need for thoroughly considering the differential diagnosis when encountering cryptic bacteremia with either organism.

(Arch Intern Med 1981;141:537-538)