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aortitis

 [a″or-ti´tis]
inflammation of the aorta.

a·or·ti·tis

(ā'ōr-tī'tis),
Inflammation of the aorta.

aortitis

/aor·ti·tis/ (a″or-ti´tis) inflammation of the aorta.

aortitis

[ā′ôrtī′tis]
an inflammation of the aorta. It occurs most frequently in tertiary syphilis and occasionally in rheumatic fever.

aortitis

Cardiology Inflammation of the aorta. See Syphilitic aortitis.

a·or·ti·tis

(āōr-tītis)
Inflammation of the aorta.

aortitis

Inflammation of the aorta. This is now uncommon and is usually due to GIANT CELL ARTERITIS or occurs as a complication of ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS or REITER'S SYNDROME. Aortitis was once commonly due to SYPHILIS.

a·or·ti·tis

(āōr-tītis)
Inflammation of the aorta.

aortitis

inflammation of the aorta.
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We report two cases of pneumococcal aortitis that evolved during hospitalization, and discuss the difficulties in diagnosis.
Infectious aortitis and mycotic aneurysms are uncommon occurrences.
In the preantibiotic era, when infectious aortitis usually resulted from bacterial endocarditis, streptococci, staphylococci, and gonococci were most commonly reported.
Diagnosis of infectious aortitis before rupture is difficult.
Once universally fatal, mortality associated with infectious aortitis still ranges from 14 to 100%.
Aortitis occurs in association with idiopathic RPF, inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm, and perianeurysmal RPF.
Previously, only one case was reported in the literature of SLE and aortitis in a living adult that was unrelated to aneurysm or dissection, but aortitis was diagnosed at the time of the autopsy.
1) Despite the rarity of aortitis in SLE, the morbidity and mortality is high.
Another important argument in this case is determining whether the aortitis was secondary to retroperitoneal fibrosis or not.
8 25-63 6 (3%) (47) Miscellaneous 2 24, 42 1 (1%) (33) Nonvalve (n = 146; 54%) Aortic 28 25-78 20 dissection (10%) (58) Marfan or 15 21-71 9 forme fruste (6%) (47) Aortitis 12 35-82 5 (4%) (66) Etiology unclear 91 50-84 58 (34%) (66) Total 268 21-84 182 (100%) (57) (68%) Causes of aortic regurgitation F Acute Chronic Valve (n = 122; 46%) Congenital malformation without infective endocarditis Bicuspid 10 0 59 Quadricuspid 2 0 2 Tricuspid 2 0 5 Infective 15 27 19 endocarditis Rheumatic?
Bacterial, syphilitic, and tuberculous forms of aortitis are rare infectious causes of this type of fistula.