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November 1982

Pseudomonal Abscess Formation Within a Cardiac Mural Thrombus

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Drs Schneiderman and Wolfson) and Internal Medicine (Dr Wolfson), Rush-Presbyterian—St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago. Dr Schneiderman is now with the Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(12):2194-2195. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340250160026

• A pseudomonal abscess within a mural thrombus developed in an elderly man at the site of myocardial infarction and left ventricular aneurysm formation. High-dose antipseudomonal drugs required a prolonged period to sterilize the bloodstream. Technical advances and higher indexes of suspicion may improve diagnosis of both sterile and infected cardiac mural thrombi.

(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:2194-2195)

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