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Importance of early recognition and treatment of tuberculous aortitis
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  • Yoshihiro Nakamura,
  • Kazuhiro Asada,
  • Masashi Toyama,
  • Yoshiro Fujita
Yoshihiro Nakamura
Chubu Rosai Hospital

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Kazuhiro Asada
Shizuoka General Hospital
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Masashi Toyama
Toyohashi Municipal Hospital
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Yoshiro Fujita
Chubu Rosai Hospital
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Tuberculous aortitis is difficult to diagnose, but early treatment may limit the progression of tuberculosis aortitis, which may cause aortic stenosis or pseudoaneurysm formation if untreated. We provided antituberculous therapy on suspicion of tuberculous aortitis, despite the lack of definitive diagnosis, and obtained a favorable outcome.