Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 1998 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 5 |Article ID 627514 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/627514

Laura McLean, Sat Sharma, Bruce Maycher, "Mycotic Pulmonary Arterial Aneurysms in an Intravenous Drug User", Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 5, Article ID 627514, 5 pages, 1998. https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/627514

Mycotic Pulmonary Arterial Aneurysms in an Intravenous Drug User

Abstract

A case of mycotic pulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA) in an intravenous drug user in whom resolution occurred with conservative therapy is described. The natural history of PAA is not well described in the literature. Although PAA is potentially fatal, resolution may occur in patients who do not have hemoptysis. Clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of PAA are reviewed.

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


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