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Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare disease that can be difficult to diagnose in its early stage. A young woman with a fever and neck pain was thought to have TA, although computed tomographic angiography did not show any specific changes of the arteries. [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ([(18)F]FDG-PET) was performed to detect the(More)
AIMS Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a devastating disease, and treating patients with CTEPH who are not eligible for pulmonary endarterectomy is particularly challenging. Short-term bosentan or phosphodiesterase type-5-inhibitor treatment can greatly improve symptoms and hemodynamics in these patients; however, the long-term(More)
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