Aortic aneurysm in patients with autoimmune diseases treated with corticosteroids.

@article{Ohara2000AorticAI,
  title={Aortic aneurysm in patients with autoimmune diseases treated with corticosteroids.},
  author={Nobuyuki Ohara and Tetsuro Miyata and Osamu Sato and Hisashi Oshiro and Hiroshi Shigematsu},
  journal={International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={270-5}
}
BACKGROUND Aortic aneurysm is a rare but life-threatening cardiovascular complication in patients with autoimmune disorders. The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristic clinical features and the pathological mechanism of aneurysmal formation in those patients treated with corticosteroids. METHODS Among 429 patients operated on for abdominal aortic aneurysm during the past 10 years, six patients with autoimmune diseases treated with corticosteroids (one with progressive… CONTINUE READING

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