Acute Aortic Occlusion Secondary to Aspergillus Endocarditis in an Intravenous Drug Abuser

Jerry T. Light, Mark Hendrickson, William M. Sholes, Darin A. Portnoy, William H. Bell, Morris D. Kerstein

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A 55-year-old black man, an intravenous substance abuser who had an acute arterial embolus to the distal aorta originating from his mitral valve, was noted on pathologic examination of the clot to have aspergillosis emboli. The infective endocarditis also resulted in emboli to the brain with subsequent death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes



  • Aspergillosis
  • cardiac valve endocarditis
  • drug abuse
  • emboli

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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