Infectious Aortitis: Could Early Radiology Improve Patient Outcome?
KeywordsAortitis, Salmonella, mycotic aneurysm, infectious arterial aneurysm, aortic ulcer
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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