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Mycotic pseudoaneurysm in intravenous drug users: current insights

Authors Stevenson RP, Tolias C, Hussey K, Kingsmore DB

Received 4 September 2018

Accepted for publication 3 January 2019

Published 11 February 2019 Volume 2019:10 Pages 1—6

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RRCC.S161698

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Kones


Richard P Stevenson,1 Christos Tolias,1 Keith Hussey,2 David B Kingsmore2

1Department of Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF, UK; 2Department of Vascular Surgery, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK

Abstract: Mycotic pseudoaneurysms are rare, but potentially life threatening. They are challenging both from a diagnostic and surgical perspective. It is an area lacking in robust trial data, and current knowledge and evidence is represented only by retrospective case series. This review will summarize the current literature with regard to mycotic pseudoaneurysms consequent to illicit drug misuse.

Keywords: IVDU, mycotic, pseudoaneurysm


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