Isolated Aortitis Presenting with an Annoying Persistent Cough: A Case Report

Luchetti, Michele Maria and Capeci, William and Rossini, Matteo and Benfaremo, Devis and Gabrielli, Armando (2016) Isolated Aortitis Presenting with an Annoying Persistent Cough: A Case Report. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aortitis; chronic cough; rare diseases
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.1 Malattie del sistema cardiovascolare
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 15:49
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 15:49

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