Inflammatory and infectious aortic diseases

Amy R. Deipolyi, Christopher D. Czaplicki, Rahmi Oklu

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Aortitis is aortic inflammation, which can be due to inflammatory or infectious diseases. Left undiagnosed, aortitis can lead to aneurysm formation and rupture, in addition to ischemic compromise of major organs. Infectious aortic diseases include mycotic aneurysm and graft infection; the most common inflammatory diseases are Takayasu's and giant cell arteritis. We review the epidemiology, etiology, presentation and diagnosis, and treatment of these entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S61-S70
JournalCardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
StatePublished - Apr 2018


  • Aortitis
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Mycotic aneurysm
  • Takayasu's arteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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