A Rare Case of Paraneoplastic Aortitis Associated with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia

@inproceedings{Sasinowska2017ARC,
  title={A Rare Case of Paraneoplastic Aortitis Associated with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia},
  author={Sylwia Sasinowska and Pamela Traisak and Michael K. McCormack and H. Z. M. Aboul Eid},
  booktitle={Case reports in hematology},
  year={2017}
}
Aortitis is a broad term describing inflammation of the aorta. The most common causes of aortitis are the large-vessel vasculitides giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis. Other etiologies include aortitis associated with other autoimmune disorders, infectious causes, and paraneoplastic and idiopathic cases. We describe a rare case of a large-vessel arteritis occurring in association with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). A 68-year-old female with recent diagnosis of CMML presented… CONTINUE READING