Infectious Aortitis: Could Early Radiology Improve Patient Outcome?

  • Anna Døssing Department of Rheumatology, Sealand University Hospital, Køge, Denmark
  • Nick Mattsson Department of Medicine, Sealand University Hospital, Køge, Denmark

Keywords

Aortitis, Salmonella, mycotic aneurysm, infectious arterial aneurysm, aortic ulcer

Abstract

Aortitis is a rare condition and easily overlooked. It is defined as infectious or non-infectious inflammation of the aortic wall. This report describes two cases of aortitis, demonstrating the diagnostic difficulty and how diagnostic delay could have been reduced if early radiology had been performed. Due to the nature of aortitis, patient outcome can be improved considerably by timely diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Published: 2018-11-08

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    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Døssing, A., & Mattsson, N. (2018). Infectious Aortitis: Could Early Radiology Improve Patient Outcome?. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2018_000967