Blood culture Negative Negative Not done Not done Latex flocculation test Negative Negative Not done Negative Blood for lupus erythematosus cells Negative Negative Not done Negative

Abstract

Four cases of non-specific arteritis involving the aorta and its main branches are described. Three of the cases were hypertensive and one of these had evidence of aortic incompetence. Cases I, 2, and 3 had involvement of the aortic arch vessels and the descending aorta, whereas Case 4 presented as a coarctation of the abdominal aorta. There was a… (More)