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Late ascending aortic prosthesis infection by Porphyromonas pogonae: An unexpected infectious complication
- Romero de Oliveira, Anna, Nürmberger, Jussimara Monteiro, Issa, Mário, Pinto, Virginia, Bond, Marina Macedo Kuenzer, Rabelato, Janayna T., Meirelles, Matheus B., Miglioli, Lisia, Abboud, Cely S.
- Anaerobe 2019 v.56 pp. 106-108
- Gram-positive bacteria, Porphyromonas, prostheses, surgery
- Late complications in ascending aortic surgeries are uncommon and may occur by infectious processes, usually caused by gram positive bacteria. We report a case of aortic prosthesis infection by Porphyromonas pogonae, an anaerobic gram-negative coccobacillus that can grow under microaerobic conditions, three years after ascending aortic reconstruction surgery.