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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 498545, 2 pages
Case Report

A Fatal Case of Klebsiella pneumoniae Mycotic Aneurysm

1Department of Surgery, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan 736, Taiwan
2Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan 736, Taiwan

Received 30 August 2011; Accepted 10 October 2011

Academic Editors: W. D. Grant, S. J. Han, K. Imanaka, and S. Limmer

Copyright © 2011 Chien-Ming Chao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mycotic aneurysm is a serious clinical condition with significant morbidity and mortality. Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella species are the most common causative pathogens. Klebsiella pneumoniae was rarely reported as a possible pathogen causing mycotic aneurysm; therefore, we describe a K. pneumoniae-related fatal bacteremia mycotic aneurysm in a patient in spite of appropriate antimicrobial agents and surgical management.