International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 5.3 / 10

Aortitis in a Patient with Psoriatic Arthritis

Dr R N Tejaswini | Dr Vijaya Prasanna Parimi | Dr S Bhavana

Abstract: Aortitis refers to inflammation of the wall of aorta and includes both infectious and non - infectious etiologies. With the advances in imaging modalities and the increasing ease of availability, there is increasing incidence of aortitis and the phenotypic spectrum associated with the disease has widened. Giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis, are the most common causes of non - infectious aortitis. Infectious aortitis can be a result of certain bacterial, viral or fungal pathogens, though uncommon, it can be devastating. Aortitis without a secondary cause or lack of involvement of other territories is defined as isolated aortitis. The management strategies and prognosis differs between aortitis subgroups which highlights the need for an extensive diagnostic workup. The areas of unmet clinical needs include proper disease classifications and lack of defined short - term and long - term management strategies. Here we report a case of aortitis in a middle aged lady who is a known case of psoriatic arthritis on treatment since past 5 years. We also address the diagnostic dilemmas in this case and discuss the available management strategies.

Keywords: Aortitis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 914 - 917

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