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The treatment of an infected vascular graft invariably requires an extra-anatomic bypass through a non-infected tissue plane, as simple drainage with antibiotics is rarely successful. We report a case in which an established infection of a prosthetic vascular graft with Salmonella dublin was successfully treated with simple drainage and a prolonged course of oral ciprofloxacin.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/0163-4453(91)91635-b

Type

Journal

J Infect

Publication Date

03/1991

Volume

22

Pages

175 - 177

Keywords

Aneurysm, Blood Vessel Prosthesis, Ciprofloxacin, Graft Survival, Humans, Iliac Artery, Male, Middle Aged, Salmonella Infections