Aortic dissection in a young corticosteroid-treated patient with systemic lupus erythematosus a case report

K. M A Hussain, H. Chandna, V. Santhanam, S. Sehgal, A. Jain, P. Denes

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Abstract

We report a rare case of acute aortic dissection in a young, corticosteroid-treated hypertensive patient with a long-standing history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A brief review of literature on aortic dissection in lupus erythematosus is presented. A low threshold for performing transesophageal echocardiography in the management of chest pain syndrome in SLE is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-652
Number of pages4
JournalAngiology
Volume49
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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