A 55 year old man with a left ventricular aneurysm, secondary to a previous myocardial infarction, was hospitalized due to a Salmonella virchow bacteraemia. During a 3-week hospital course he was persistently bacteraemic and febrile despite antibiotic treatment. Gallium isotope scanning and 2-D-echocardiography were helpful in demonstrating the presence of an infected false aneurysm at the site of a true aneurysm. Surgical resection in addition to prolonged antibiotic therapy was necessary for cure.
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