Aortitis – an inflammation of the aortic wall


Authors: D. Ručka
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2010, 12(4): 166-170
Category: Angiological Symposium

Overview

The term aortitis is used to describe an inflammation of the aortic wall. The disease is rather rare and is mostly caused by vasculitis of medium-sized and large arteries. Infections represent a less frequent cause. The paper discusses aetiology, clinical manifestation, diagnosis and therapy of the most common forms of the disease.

Keywords:
aortitis – periaortitis – vasculitis – fever of unknown origin – diagnostics by FDG-PET


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