Pyrexia in patients with uncontrolled systemic hypertension: could they have an aortic dissection?

@article{Patris2014PyrexiaIP,
  title={Pyrexia in patients with uncontrolled systemic hypertension: could they have an aortic dissection?},
  author={Vasileios Patris and Jennifer Whiteley and Orestis Argiriou and Niki Lama and Haris Georgiou and Charalampos Constantinou and Michalis E Argiriou and Christos Charitos},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 12},
  pages={E246-8}
}
Aortic dissection can present in a variety of ways and one of the most documented risk factors includes systemic hypertension. Occasionally aortic dissection can be diagnosed late due to an insidious presentation. Fever has been described in people with aortic dissection but rarely as the main presenting feature. We present the cases of two patients with type B aortic dissections who shared three pertinent features which could have alerted the clinicians of the potential diagnosis; systemic… CONTINUE READING

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