Acute Conditions Caused by Infectious Aortitis
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Follow-up abdominal CT one week later showed progressive inflammatory changes around infrarenal aorta extending to common iliac arteries and proximal external and internal iliac arteries, mild mural thickening of proximal abdominal aorta, and development of penetrating intimal ulcers, suggesting progression of aortitis
She was investigated thoroughly, and all known causes of aortitis
or genetic disorders were discarded.
Garfinkel, "Pulmonary capillaritis and glomerulonephritis in an antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive patient with prior granulomatous aortitis
," Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol.
In one patient with anal and rectal syphilis, PET demonstrated increased FDG uptake in the distal rectum, anus, and regional lymphadenopathy.[sup] In another case with oropharyngeal and gastric syphilis, PET showed increased FDG accumulation in the oropharynx and lymph nodes of the cervical regions.[sup] Two cases of secondary syphilis presented with generalized lymphadenopathy, and one of them also had asymptomatic neurosyphilis.[sup], Three cases were syphilis with pulmonary involvement,[sup],, one was syphilitic osteomyelitis,[sup] one was syphilitic aortitis
,[sup] and one was syphilitic hepatitis.[sup]
The leading causes of PAEF are atherosclerosis and aortic aneurysm in about 70% of cases, while aortitis
remains a less common etiology .
Takayasu's arteritis (TA), also known as aortitis
syndrome, is a vasculitis more prevalent in women of reproductive age that mainly affects large elastic arteries with symptoms caused by organ ischemia, aneurysm formation, and inflammation .
is a large-vessel vasculitis involving inflammation of the aortic wall.
MRI and MRA of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis were obtained to delineate the severity and extent of the aortitis
and evaluate inflammatory involvement of additional vessels (Figure 2).
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