An Unusual Case of Mycotic Popliteal Aneurysm Presenting as Recurrent Salmonella enteritidis Bacteraemia

  • Shuwei Zheng Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  • Cheng Chuan Lee nInstitute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Communicable Disease Centre, Singapore


We describe a patient with a Salmonella enteritidis mycotic aneurysm. A 91-year-old man presented with recurrent episodes of S. enteritidis bacteraemia 2 months apart. During the second presentation, he underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the left lower limb that revealed rupture of the popliteal artery with a popliteal fossa collection. This was aspirated and cultures grew S. enteritidis. He underwent endovascular stenting and received a prolonged course of antibiotics. Popliteal artery mycotic aneurysm should be considered as a differential in patients presenting with unilateral painful leg swelling and bacteraemia from microorganisms with a propensity for endovascular infections.



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  • Published: 2017-12-04

    Issue: Vol 5 No 2 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Zheng, S., & Lee, C. C. (2017). An Unusual Case of Mycotic Popliteal Aneurysm Presenting as Recurrent Salmonella enteritidis Bacteraemia. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5(2).