A case of acquired arteriovenous aneurysm infected by Eberthella typhosa, weakened to the point of rupture and cured by surgical intervention is reported because of its interest and rarity. Although this is the fourth case of infected arteriovenous aneurysm reported in the literature as cured by surgical means, it is the only one in which E. typhosa was the infecting organism. The case history, physical observations, pathologic report, treatment and sequelae are reported herewith.
REPORT OF CASE
History and Preoperative Data.—
P. M., a man aged 30, was admitted to Lakeside Hospital by one of us (C. L. H.), on Nov. 14, 1947 for a febrile illness which clinically and with laboratory examination proved to be typhoid. On physical examination striking but unrelated observations were a loud continuous hum heard on the left over the upper portion of the chest and axilla, a thrill felt in the left subclavicular and