Aortitis refers to a general descriptor that involves a broad category of infectious and non-infectious conditions where there is inflammation (i.e. vasculitis) of the aortic wall.

Clinical presentation

The presentation is non-specific with fever, pain and weight loss. 



Article information

rID: 26169
System: Vascular
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Inflammation of the aorta
  • Inflammation of aortic wall
  • Inflammation of aorta

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: Behçet disease
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  • Case 2: giant cell arteritis
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  • Case 3: fungal
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  • Case 4: Takayasu arteritis
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  • Case 5: MRSA
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