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Aortitis in giant cell arteritis


Aortitis is a frequent complication of giant cell arteritis. Imaging techniques can reveal the inflammation of the aortic wall. CT-scan can show circumferential aortic wall thickening, or TEP-scan can show aortic FDG-uptake. Aortic aneurysm and dissection is a feared but probably rare complication of the inflammation of the aortic wall during GCA. Screening for aortitis could be proposed for patients with symptoms of aortic involvement, for patients with signs of large vessels involvement (limb claudication, bruit) or for patients with incomplete response to treatment. The best follow-up and treatment are to be determined for the patients with aortitis related to GCA. (C) 2015 Societe nationale francaise de medecine interne (SNFMI). Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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Jean Schmidt, Pierre Duhaut. Aortitis in giant cell arteritis. La Revue de Médecine Interne, 2016, 37 (4), pp.239-244. ⟨10.1016/j.revmed.2015.12.018⟩. ⟨hal-03574536⟩


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