Abdominal aortic aneurysm associated with childhood sarcoidosis

Abraham Gedalia, Avinash K. Shetty, Kenneth Ward, Hernan Correa, Charmaine L. Venters, William A. Loe

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Abstract

Childhood sarcoidosis is a rare disease with multisystemic organ involvement. A wide spectrum of vasculitides, including large vessel involvement, have been reported in childhood sarcoidosis. We describe a 7-year-old boy with childhood sarcoidosis who presented with prolonged fever, iritis, and abdominal aortic aneurysm. He underwent successful surgical repair of the abdominal aortic aneurysm and followup for 12 months was uneventful. This is the first report of abdominal aortic aneurysm complicating childhood sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-759
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume23
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 24-04-1996
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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Gedalia, A., Shetty, A. K., Ward, K., Correa, H., Venters, C. L., & Loe, W. A. (1996). Abdominal aortic aneurysm associated with childhood sarcoidosis. Journal of Rheumatology, 23(4), 757-759.