Isolated Aortitis Presenting with an Annoying Persistent Cough: A Case Report
KeywordsAortitis, chronic cough, rare diseases
Objectives: To report a case of idiopathic aortitis presenting with chronic cough.
Materials and Methods: the Authors describe the case of a 72-year-old man with dry cough, worsening fatigue, weight loss and elevated systemic inflammatory markers.
Results: A PET-CT scan showed diffuse thickening of the thoracic aorta and confirmed the diagnosis of aortitis. Systemic corticosteroid therapy was initiated and complete remission was achieved in six months.
Conclusion: Persistent dry cough of unknown origin, especially when associated with systemic inflammation, demands a thorough differential diagnosis and should not be underrated.
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