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Aortitis and pachymeningitis: an unusual combination in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (myeloperoxidase-associated vasculitis)
  1. Konstantinos Parperis1,2 and
  2. Yasir Abdulqader3
  1. 1 Medicine, Maricopa Medical Center and University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  2. 2 Medicine, University of Cyprus Medical School, Nicosia, Cyprus
  3. 3 Internal Medicine, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Konstantinos Parperis, kparperi{at}


Aortitis and pachymeningitis are uncommon manifestations of the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides, a group of systemic autoimmune diseases mainly affecting small vessels. We present a case of a 71-year-old woman with a remote history of idiopathic chronic granulomatous pachymeningitis complicated with aortic thickening due to autoimmune aortitis.

  • Vasculitis
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Musculoskeletal And Joint Disorders
  • Myeloperoxidase
  • ANCA associated vasculitis
  • Pachymeningitis
  • Aortitis
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis

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  • Contributors Both authors, KP and YA, contributed equally to this manuscript including planning, conduct, reporting, conception and design, acquisition of data and interpretation of data.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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