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Multimodalities Imaging of Immunoglobulin 4-related Cardiovascular Disorders.

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Ahmed Fathala

Curr Cardiol Rev 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Radiology, King Fasial Hospital. Saudi Arabia.

Immunoglobulin 4 (IgG4)-related systemic disease (IgG4-RSD) is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by elevation of serum IgG4. IgG4-RSD can affect any organ in the body, and the list of organs associated with this condition is growing steadily. IgG4-related cardiovascular disease affects the coronary arteries, heart valves, myocardium, pericardium, aorta, pulmonary and peripheral vessels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1573403X15666190117101607DOI Listing
January 2019
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IgG4-related dacryocystitis and aortitis: A new association.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2019 Jan 15:1120672118823123. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

A 73-year-old woman with a history of muscular weakness and dyspnoea of unknown etiology was referred to our Ophthalmology Department for dacryocystitis. Lacrimal sac biopsy revealed IgG4 plasma cell infiltration and systemic diagnosis was done based on this, allowing an appropriate treatment to be established. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of IgG4-related dacryocystitis associated to aortitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1120672118823123DOI Listing
January 2019
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Spondyloarthritis-Related Autoimmune Aortitis Complicated by Severe Aortic Regurgitation.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 Dec;12(1):e008341

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics (W.K.C., G.T., K.K.H.K., L.T., A.P.W.L., L.S.T.), Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008341DOI Listing
December 2019
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Clinical phenotypes of IgG4-related disease: an analysis of two international cross-sectional cohorts.

Ann Rheum Dis 2019 Jan 5. Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Rheumatology Unit, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Objective: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a heterogeneous, multiorgan condition of unclear aetiology that can cause organ failure. Difficulty recognising IgG4-RD contributes to diagnostic delays. We sought to identify key IgG4-RD phenotypes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-214603DOI Listing
January 2019
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A Rare Case of Takayasu Arteritis With Intracranial Involvement, Aortic Valvulitis, and Giant Cell Aortitis.

J Clin Rheumatol 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA Department of Neurology, Walter Reed National Military, Medical Center, Bethesda, MD Department of Radiology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA Department of Internal Medicine/Rheumatology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RHU.0000000000000960DOI Listing
December 2018
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Infective Endocarditis Due to Treponema pallidum: A Case Diagnosed Using Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis of Aortic Valve.

Can J Cardiol 2019 Jan 22;35(1):104.e9-104.e11. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Cardiology, Japanese Red Cross Musashino Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum. Syphilitic aortitis might coexist in a dysfunctional aortic valve, but the etiology remains unclear, because microbiological diagnosis is difficult. A 62-year-old man with low-grade fever was diagnosed with aortitis and infective endocarditis, due to Treponema pallidum infection, using polymerase chain reaction analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2018.11.009DOI Listing
January 2019
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Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Secondary to Isolated Noninfectious Ascending Aortitis.

J Clin Rheumatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Division of Rheumatology and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Isolated noninfectious ascending aortitis (I-NIAA) is increasingly diagnosed at histopathologic review after resection of an ascending aortic aneurysm. PubMed was searched using the term aortitis; publications addressing the issue were reviewed, and reference lists of selected articles were also reviewed. Eleven major studies investigated the causes of an ascending aortic aneurysm or dissection requiring surgical repair: the prevalence of noninfectious aortitis ranged from 2% to 12%. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RHU.0000000000000948DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Characteristics of giant cell arteritis patients under and over 75-years-old: A comparative study on 164 patients].

Rev Med Interne 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Aix-Marseille université, 13284 Marseille, France; Service de médecine interne et gériatrie, hôpital Nord, AP-HM, chemin des Bourrely, 13915 Marseille cedex 15, France.

Purpose: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common vasculitis of the elderly. In order to assess the impact of age at diagnosis, we compared the characteristics of patients of less than 75 years (<75 years), to those of the 75 years and over (≥75 years).

Patients And Methods: We conducted a retrospective study on 164 patients with GCA diagnosed from 2005 to 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revmed.2018.11.004DOI Listing
December 2018
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Case of ruptured S aortitis: presentation and management.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Dec 3;11(1). Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, USA.

Infectious aortitis with the complication of aortic aneurysm carries a high mortality rate without appropriate interventions, mostly due to aortic rupture. For this reason, early and prompt diagnoses along with surgical and medical managements play critical roles. Aortic infection with (SA) is uncommon, but reported cases have been usually associated with fatal complication from rapid progression into rupture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225514DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Searching the Roots of Erb's Auscultation Point].

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2018 Dec 18;143(25):1852-1857. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

"Erb's point" is the fifth point of auscultation for the heart exam, located in the third intercostal space close to the sternum. It has sometimes been attributed to famous German neurologist Wilhelm Heinrich Erb (1840 - 1921), but without historical evidence. Erb's focus on neurology suggested that the auscultation point may have been confused with other points in the neck named after Erb. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0596-4733DOI Listing
December 2018
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Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Vasculitis Causing Skull Base Inflammation and Aortitis.

Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2018 Oct-Dec;21(4):339-340

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/aian.AIAN_83_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6238576PMC
December 2018
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A case of syphilitic aortitis.

Intern Med J 2018 Dec;48(12):1549-1550

Department of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/imj.14127
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December 2018
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A case of Brucella aortitis associated with development of thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortobronchial fistula.

Cardiovasc Pathol 2018 Nov 7;39:5-7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: The purpose of this case report is to document the occurrence of granulomatous aortitis complicated by formation of a saccular aneurysm and aortobronchial fistula due to Brucella infection.

Methods: A 65-year-old man with a history of feral swine hunting presented with hemoptysis and was found to have a saccular thoracic aortic aneurysm and associated aortobronchial fistula. The aneurysm underwent operative repair with closure of the aortobronchial fistula. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2018.10.011DOI Listing
November 2018
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Computed Tomography of Acquired Aortic Diseases.

Radiol Clin North Am 2019 Jan;57(1):127-139

Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, 8900 North Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176, USA. Electronic address:

Computed tomography angiography (CTA) has the ability to evaluate the aortic wall and the lumen easily, quickly, and reproducibly without the need for invasive techniques. The images are isotropic, allowing several reconstructions. When imaging the aorta, CTA has replaced catheter angiography in the diagnosis of acquired disease such as aortoiliac disease, aneurysm, and infectious and inflammatory disease of the aorta. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00338389183010
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcl.2018.08.012DOI Listing
January 2019
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Incidence of Aortitis in Surgical Specimens of the Ascending Aorta Clinical Implications at Follow-Up.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Section of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, Pisa, Italy. Electronic address:

The objectives of this study are to evaluate the incidence of aortitis on a surgical population, establish any relationship with systemic diseases, verify early and late surgical results and provide clinical and radiological follow-up to determine factors potentially predicting progression of the disease and influencing late outcome. From 2009 to 2017, 237 patients underwent elective operations on the ascending aorta. Segments of the excised tissues were routinely sent for histologic evaluation, providing adequate data in 178 (75%) for a clinical and pathologic correlation. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10430679183032
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2018.10.022DOI Listing
November 2018
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A Case of IBD Immunosuppression Related Salmonella Aortitis Requiring Emergency Vascular Grafting.

Inflamm Bowel Dis 2018 Nov 5. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Preston Hospital, Fulwood, Preston, United Kingdom.

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https://academic.oup.com/ibdjournal/advance-article/doi/10.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ibd/izy347DOI Listing
November 2018
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[Glucocorticoid sensitive bilateral leg swelling in an 85-year-old woman presenting with polymyalgia rheumatica: A case report].

Rev Med Interne 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Service de rhumatologie, centre hospitalier René-Dubos, 6, avenue de l'Île-de-France, 95301 Pontoise, France. Electronic address:

Introduction: Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) can be associated with distal swelling indicating an associated RS3PE syndrome. We report a case of PMR associated with oedema of the lower limbs, which resolved rapidly under glucocorticoid therapy.

Case Report: A 85-year-old woman presented with a 4 month history of PMR responding to the 2012 EULAR/ACR classification criteria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revmed.2018.10.004DOI Listing
October 2018
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Pulmonary Artery Compression and Invasion by a Ruptured Giant Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: A Rare Presentation.

CASE (Phila) 2018 Oct 4;2(5):201-206. Epub 2018 May 4.

Department of Echocardiography, National Institute of Cardiology, Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.case.2018.02.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200667PMC
October 2018
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Pathogenesis of large vessel vasculitis: Implications for disease classification and future therapies.

Vasc Med 2018 Oct 24:1358863X18802989. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

4 Department of Aortovascular Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.

Despite being recognised over a century ago, the aetiology and pathogenesis of large vessel vasculitis (LVV) still remains elusive. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) represent the two major categories of LVV, each with distinctive clinical features. Over the last 10 years an increased understanding of the immunopathogenesis of the inflammatory cascade within the aortic wall has revived the view that LVVs may represent subtypes of the same pathological process, with implications in the treatment of this disease. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1358863X18802989
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October 2018
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Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism of the MLX Gene Is Associated With Takayasu Arteritis.

Circ Genom Precis Med 2018 Oct;11(10):e002296

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan (N.T., Y.M., Y.I., Y.S.-W., T.A., K.H., M.I.).

Background: Takayasu arteritis (TAK) is an autoimmune systemic arteritis of unknown pathogenesis. Genome-wide association studies revealed that single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the MLX gene encoding the MLX (Max-like protein X) transcription factor are significantly associated with TAK in Japanese patients. MLX single-nucleotide polymorphism rs665268 is a missense mutation causing the Q139R substitution in the DNA-binding site of MLX. Read More

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https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCGEN.118.002296
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October 2018
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Aspergillus aortitis in an immunocompetent patient presenting with acute endophthalmitis.

Infect Dis Rep 2018 Sep 24;10(2):7750. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

is a common environmental mold most often recognized as an infectious agent in patients with severe immune compromise. We present a case of an immunocompetent patient presenting with endogenous endophthalmitis in the absence of other infectious symptoms. The search for a systemic source revealed an ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. Read More

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https://www.pagepress.org/journals/index.php/idr/article/vie
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/idr.2018.7750DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6176472PMC
September 2018
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Drug-induced aortitis in a patient with ovarian cancer treated with bevacizumab combination therapy.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Oct;57(5):750-752

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Hongo 2-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:

Objective: To review and evaluate drug-induced vasculitis, which is an extremely rare complication of chemotherapy.

Case Report: A 47-year-old woman with ovarian cancer developed aortitis during bevacizumab combination chemotherapy. Contract-enhanced CT showed concentric thickening of the descending aorta. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2018.08.026DOI Listing
October 2018
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A Case of IgG4-Related Aortitis and Pericarditis: Diagnostic Challenges and Natural History.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Oct 16;19:1232-1236. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL, USA.

BACKGROUND IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic inflammatory condition with a myriad of presentations related to the pattern of organ involvement. Diagnostic workup for IgG4-RD requires a high index of suspicion, and further workup often includes the results of serological testing for elevated levels of IgG4. Correlation of presentation, past medical history, and histopathologic analysis are required to make a diagnosis. Read More

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https://www.amjcaserep.com/abstract/index/idArt/910164
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.910164DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6199468PMC
October 2018
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The role of 18F-FDG positron emission tomography for the diagnosis of vasculitides.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Sep-Oct;36 Suppl 114(5):108-114. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet, Herne, and Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany.

Large-vessel vasculitis is the most common form of primary vasculitis comprising cranial and large-vessel giant cell arteritis, Takayasu's arteritis and idiopathic aortitis. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of large-vessel vasculitis are important to prevent potentially serious emergencies such as visual loss, vascular stenosis and aneurysm formation. Temporal artery biopsy has long been the standard for diagnosing GCA - an invasive technique that lacks sensitivity compared to a clinical diagnosis that relies on a combination of clinical symptoms, elevated serum inflammatory markers and imaging findings. Read More

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January 2019
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Idiopathic aortitis presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin and delirium.

Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2018 Oct;79(10):586-587

Consultant Rheumatologist, Department of Rheumatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London.

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http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/hmed.2018.79.10
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2018.79.10.586DOI Listing
October 2018
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IgG4-related Cardiovascular Disease from the Aorta to the Coronary Arteries: Multidetector CT and PET/CT.

Radiographics 2018 Nov-Dec;38(7):1934-1948. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

From the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (N.O.M., S.Y., F.K., K.K.) and Department of Surgical Pathology (H.K.O.), Hokkaido University Hospital, N14, W5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan 060-8638; and Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan (O.M.).

Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease can affect the cardiovascular system, including the coronary arteries and pericardium and especially the walls of large and medium-sized vessels. The presence of coronary involvement is critical, as this condition can cause myocardial ischemia or sudden cardiac death. Although histopathologic examination remains the reference standard for detecting organ involvement and diagnosing IgG4-related disease, obtaining biopsy or surgical specimens from the vessel wall is still challenging. Read More

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http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/rg.2018180049
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/rg.2018180049DOI Listing
October 2018
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Role of PET/CT in the Evaluation of Aortic Disease.

Chonnam Med J 2018 Sep 27;54(3):143-152. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.

Positron emission tomography (PET) /computed tomography (CT) has been established as a standard imaging modality in the evaluation of malignancy. Although PET/CT has played a major role in the management of oncology patients, its clinical use has also increased for various disorders other than malignancy. Growing evidence shows that PET/CT images have many advantages in aortic disease as well. Read More

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https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.4068/cmj.2018.54
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4068/cmj.2018.54.3.143DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6165921PMC
September 2018
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Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitides.

Rheumatol Int 2018 Sep 17. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ege University School of Medicine, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.

There are no universally accepted diagnostic criteria for large-vessel vasculitides (LVV), including giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TAK). Currently, available classification criteria cannot be used for the diagnosis of GCA and TAK. Early diagnosis of these two diseases is quite challenging in clinical practice and may be accomplished only by combining the patient symptoms, physical examination findings, blood test results, imaging findings, and biopsy results, if available. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-018-4157-3DOI Listing
September 2018
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Eosinophilic aortitis with thoracic aortic aneurysm and rupture in a captive-born owl monkey.

J Med Primatol 2018 Dec 6;47(6):423-426. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Eosinophilic aortitis is a rare condition in animals and humans, and it has been occasionally reported associated with parasitic migration and with a poorly understood complex group of autoimmune vasculitides. Here, we describe a case of eosinophilic aortitis with thoracic aortic aneurysm and rupture in a captive-born owl monkey and discuss the differential diagnoses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmp.12373DOI Listing
December 2018
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Clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of Takayasu's arteritis in southern Chinese: a multicenter retrospective study.

Rheumatol Int 2018 Dec 4;38(12):2263-2270. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Medicine & Geriatrics, Tai Po Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China.

To study the clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of southern Chinese patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TA). This is a retrospective chart review study of 78 patients managed in 14 public hospitals in Hong Kong between the years 2000 and 2010. Patients were identified from the hospital registry using the ICD-10 diagnostic code of the disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-018-4150-xDOI Listing
December 2018
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Aortitis Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 29;24(6):279-287. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Cardiology, The First Hospital of Putian, Teaching Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Putian, Fujian, China.

Patients with aortitis often present with nonspecific constitutional symptoms. Due to the fact that aortitis is associated with inflammatory or infectious courses, patients may manifest fever or fever of unknown origin. Such clinical characteristics of aortitis are unavoidably brought about diagnostic dilemmas and might lead to a series of unnecessary work-ups and maltreatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.ra.18-00136DOI Listing
December 2018
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Clostridium septicum arthroplasty infection: beware of occult aortitis and malignancy.

Scott Med J 2018 Aug 28:36933018793525. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

3 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, UK.

Introduction The Clostridia species are responsible for life-threatening conditions such as tetanus, botulism and gas gangrene. Clostridium septicum is a rare cause of clinical infection, accounting for less than 1% of blood culture samples that test positive for Clostridia. However, C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0036933018793525DOI Listing
August 2018
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Cutaneous Vasculitis in Cogan's Syndrome: A Report of Two Cases Associated with Chlamydia Infection.

J Nippon Med Sch 2018 ;85(3):172-177

Department of Dermatology, Nippon Medical School.

Cogan's syndrome (CS) is defined by the combination of hearing loss, vertigo, and ocular inflammation of uncertain cause, and can be associated with variable vessel vasculitis. Vasculitic manifestations may include arteritis (affecting large, medium or small arteries), aortitis, and aortic and mitral valvulitis. Cutaneous manifestations including erythema, papules, subcutaneous nodules, and purpura sometimes occur; however, to date, only six cases have been histologically confirmed to have genuine vasculitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1272/jnms.JNMS.2018_85-25DOI Listing
October 2018
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Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detects Vessel Wall Inflammation in Patients With Giant Cell Arteritis.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Dec 15;11(12):1879-1882. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Department of Radiology and Experimental Imaging Center, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.06.015DOI Listing
December 2018
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Surgical Resection Of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms In Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome.

Heart Surg Forum 2018 07 2;21(4):E305-E306. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aortic aneurysms are a rare condition in children. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a primary immunodeficiency characterized by infections, thrombocytopenia, and eczema. Aortitis and aneurysm formation seem to be progressive in patients with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1972DOI Listing
July 2018
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Embolizing pulmonary aspergillosis, mycobacterial & aspergillous splenic abscess and cytomegalovirus co-infection following steroid induced immunosuppression: a case report.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Aug 6;18(1):367. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Background: Aspergillosis is a serious infection particularly affecting the immunodeficient host. Its co-infection with tuberculosis and cytomegalovirus has not been reported before. Embolic events are well recognized with aspergillous endocarditis and aortitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3293-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6080400PMC
August 2018
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Aortitis.

J Emerg Med 2018 09 1;55(3):417-418. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.05.035DOI Listing
September 2018
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Syphilitic aortic aneurysm.

Authors:
S-M Yuan

Z Rheumatol 2018 Oct;77(8):741-748

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Hospital of Putian, Teaching Hospital, Fujian Medical University, 389 Longdejing Street, Chengxiang District, 351100, Putian, Fujian Province, China.

The aim of this study was to outline the clinical features of syphilitic aortic aneurysm. The study materials were based on a comprehensive literature review of publications on syphilitic aortic aneurysm published between 2000 and 2017. Syphilitic aortic aneurysm occurred most commonly in the ascending aorta in either a saccular or a fusiform shape. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00393-018-0519-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00393-018-0519-1DOI Listing
October 2018
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Tocilizumab as an add-on therapy to glucocorticoids during the first 3 months of treatment of Giant cell arteritis: A prospective study.

Eur J Intern Med 2018 11 24;57:96-104. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology, CHU Dijon Bourgogne, Dijon, France; University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, INSERM, EFS BFC, UMR1098, Interactions Hôte-Greffon-Tumeur/Ingénierie Cellulaire et Génique, F-21000 Dijon, France.

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate tocilizumab (TCZ) as an add-on therapy to glucocorticoids (GC) during the first 3 months of treatment of giant cell arteritis (GCA).

Methods: GCA patients, as defined by ≥3/5 ACR criteria and positive temporal artery biopsy (TAB) or angio-CT-scan or PET-scan-proven aortitis, were included in this prospective open-label study. Prednisone was started at 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2018.06.008DOI Listing
November 2018
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Giant Cell Arteritis.

J Belg Soc Radiol 2018 Jan 31;102(1):14. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Institute of Pathology and Genetics, Loverval, BE.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jbsr.1487DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6032496PMC
January 2018
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Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors and aortitis: A rare adverse event.

Am J Hematol 2018 Oct 30;93(10):E333-E336. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Division of Pharmacovigilance, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajh.25220DOI Listing
October 2018
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Pneumococcal urinary antigen test: A tool for pneumococcal aortitis diagnosis?

IDCases 2018 30;14:e00415. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Département d'Anesthésie Réanimation, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers, Angers University Hospital, 4 Rue Larrey, 49100 Angers, France.

Introduction: Aortitis is rare. The etiological diagnosis is difficult but essential for treatment. Even with appropriate treatment mortality remains high. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6037901PMC
June 2018
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IgG4-related pulmonary disease: the protean impersonator?

J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2018 Jun;48(2):130-133

North Bristol Lung Centre & University of Bristol, Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK,

IgG4-related disease is an immune-mediated fibro-inflammatory disease, characterised by distinct pathological features. An increasing number of clinical phenotypes are described, from single-organ disease to a multisystem disorder, which can present to a variety of different specialities. Recognition is key; its protean manifestations can mimic other inflammatory diseases, infection and malignancy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2018.207DOI Listing
June 2018
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Aorto-enteric Fistula After Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair for Behcet's Disease Patient: A Case Report.

EJVES Short Rep 2018 8;39:54-57. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Department of Surgery, Chiang Mai University Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Introduction: A 42 year old male with Behcet's disease (BD) had endovascular treatment of a symptomatic infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Thirteen months later he developed haematemesis and melaena.

Methods: Computed tomography (CT) and angiography showed an aorto-enteric fistula with migration and kinking of the stent graft. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvssr.2018.05.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6019691PMC
June 2018
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Gonococcal aortitis in a patient with fever of unknown origin.

Intern Med J 2018 07;48(7):887-888

University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13949DOI Listing
July 2018
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Ear Involvement in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Review of the Literature.

J Clin Med Res 2018 Aug 27;10(8):609-614. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Department of Gastroenterology, Medical School of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a multisystemic disease. The ear is a rare but recognized site of extraintestinal manifestations of IBD. In external ear, the more common manifestations of IBD are pyoderma gangrenosum, metastatic Crohn's disease and relapsing polychondritis and the treatment includes corticosteroids and anti-TNF agents. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jocmr3465wDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6031254PMC
August 2018
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Thoracic Aortic Calcification: Diagnostic, Prognostic, and Management Considerations.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Jul;11(7):1012-1026

Department of Cardiovascular Imaging, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; Cardiovascular Section, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

Thoracic aortic calcification (TAC) is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, and for the cardiovascular imager, is predominantly encountered in 4 settings: 1) incidentally, for example, during a coronary artery calcium scan; 2) as part of dedicated screening; 3) in the evaluation of an embolic event; or 4) in procedural planning. This review focuses on TAC in these contexts. Within atherosclerosis, TAC is common, variable in extent, and begins in the intima with a patchy distribution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.03.023DOI Listing
July 2018
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Vasculitis of ascending aorta detected on FDG PET/CT in a patient with fever of unknown origin.

Heart Asia 2018 7;10(2):e011064. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Research Center for Nuclear Medicine, Dr. Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartasia-2018-011064DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6012559PMC
June 2018
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Aortitis With an Aneurysm at Initial Presentation of Crohn Disease.

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2018 Jul;67(1):e12-e13

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000001945DOI Listing
July 2018
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Acute infectious aortitis presenting as pyelonephritis.

Am J Emerg Med 2018 Sep 7;36(9):1722.e5-1722.e7. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Department of Medicine, Laval University Faculty of Medicine, Quebec City, Canada. Electronic address:

A 65-years-old man with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes presented to the emergency department in sepsis with a 2-week history of new-onset fever, abdominal pain and pyuria. A Computed Tomography without contrast ruled out nephrolithiasis and hydronephrosis, but showed infiltration around the infra-renal aorta (5 x 1 cm) and several retroperitoneal lymph nodes. The periaortic infiltration raised suspicion for acute infectious aortitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2018.06.018DOI Listing
September 2018
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