Dissecting aortic aneurysm in systemic lupus erythematosus

Miri Sclair, Yaakov Bar-Ziv, Hashem Nassar, Chaim Putterman

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Many cardiovascular manifestations have been described in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Aortic involvement, however, is very rare. We describe a 30-year-old woman with SLE who presented with extensive aortic dissection, and review the few reported cases. We discuss possible pathogenic mechanisms for aortic involvement in lupus and the appropriate diagnostic work-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic dissection
  • Corticosteroids
  • Hypertension
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus


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