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.
- Connective Tissue Disease
- Musculoskeletal And Joint Disorders
- ANCA associated vasculitis
- 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.
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Competing interests None declared.
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