We describe a case of chronic dissection of thoracic aorta presumed to be due to tuberculosis from pleuro-pericarditis foci and who was cured by antituberculous therapy and surgery. With the recent increase of tuberculosis cases, tuberculous aortitis might become less rare and the clinicians should suspect this diagnosis in subjects with aortic dissection and history of tuberculosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Clinica Belgica|
|State||Published - Feb 1 1998|
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