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June 1989

Long-term Suppression of Salmonella Aortitis With an Oral Antibiotic

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(6):1452. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390060156037

• An aneurysm of the aortic arch infected with Salmonella choleraesuis is presumed to be inevitably fatal unless the patient receives corrective surgery and antibiotic therapy. I report such a case in a patient who refused surgery and who has been maintained free of infectious symptoms for over 26 months using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole administered orally.

(Arch Intern Med. 1989;149:1452)

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