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Pulmonary infarction as the initial manifestation of Takayasu's arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16819253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 50-year-old woman reporting sudden-onset chest pain was diagnosed as having pulmonary infarction associated with Takayasus arteritis. She had experienced moderate malaise and cough for 3 months. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed wedge-shaped infiltrative shadows typical of pulmonary infarction in the right lung. Although pulmonary artery involvement in Takayasus arteritis is well documented, most patients show only signs of mild to moderate pulmonary hypertension. Few reports discuss patients with symptoms due to pulmonary infarction as the initial manifestation. Takayasus arteritis should therefore be considered a differential diagnosis in pulmonary infarction.
Tomomi Nakamura; Shinichiro Hayashi; Mami Fukuoka; Naoko Sueoka; Kohei Nagasawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-07-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-04     Completed Date:  2006-09-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pulmonary, Department of Medicine, Saga University Medical School, Nabeshima.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Hypertension, Pulmonary / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / pathology
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*,  pathology
Takayasu Arteritis / complications*,  diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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