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


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)