Ann Lab Med 2020; 40(3): 270-273  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2020.40.3.270
First Two Cases of Infected Aortic Aneurysm Caused by Non-Vaccine Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 23A
Risako Kakuta, M.D., Ph.D.1, Ryuichi Nakano, Ph.D.2, Hisakazu Yano, M.D., Ph.D.2, Daiki Ozawa, M.D., Ph.D.1, Nobuo Ohta, M.D., Ph.D.3, Takayuki Matsuoka, M.D., Ph.D.4, Naotaka Motoyoshi, M.D., Ph.D.5, Shunsuke Kawamoto, M.D., Ph.D.4, Yoshikatsu Saiki, M.D., Ph.D.5, Yukio Katori, M.D., Ph.D.1, and Mitsuo Kaku, M.D., Ph.D.6,7
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; 2Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara, Japan; 3Division of Otolaryngology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; 4Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; 5Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; 6Department of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; 7Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Corresponding author: Risako Kakuta, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryomachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8574, Japan
Tel: +81-22-717-7304, Fax: +81-22-717-7307 E-mail: kakuta-r@med.tohoku.ac.jp
Received: July 25, 2019; Revised: September 19, 2019; Accepted: November 12, 2019; Published online: May 1, 2020.
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