Aortic dissection manifested as fever of unknown origin

Michael Giladi, Amos Pines, Mordechai Averbuch, Rami Hersltkoviz, Jack Sherezb, Yoram Levo

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Abstract

Aortic dissection is accompanied by fever in about one third of the patients. However, fever of unknown origin as the predominant manifestation of aortic dissection seems to be extremely rare. A review of the English literature revealed only 3 patients characterized by fever as the principal sign of aortic dissection. Herein an additional patient is reported. All 4 patients presented with pain or discomfort in the chest, back or abdomen, followed by persistent fever, lasting 5-11 weeks and associated with anemia and a high sedimentation rate. The outcome was favorable in all cases regardless of the location of the dissection or the type of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

Keywords

  • Aortic dissection
  • Fever

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