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Pseudovasculitis and corticosteroid therapy

Published in Clinical Rheumatology. 2005, vol. 24, no. 5, p. 539-43
Collection Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Abstract Pseudovasculitis, vasculitis-like syndromes, vasculitis look-alikes, or mimics of vasculitis represent a heterogeneous collection of disorders that are capable of simulating vasculitis. Inappropriate diagnosis leads to delay or absence of proper management and exposure to potentially deleterious treatment modalities such as corticosteroids and cytotoxic agents. We report the case of fibromuscular dysplasia suspected to be a polyarteritis nodosa. The progression of the lesions visualized by the ultrasonographic study and computed tomography (CT) scan after 10 days of treatment led to an emergency laparotomy. The possible deleterious role of steroids given to treat the suspected vasculitis is discussed.
Keywords Adrenal Cortex Hormones/adverse effects/therapeutic useAdultFemaleFibromuscular Dysplasia/diagnosis/pathologyHumansLaparotomyPolyarteritis Nodosa/diagnosis/drug therapy/pathologyTomography, X-Ray Computed
PMID: 16003589
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Research groups Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire (105)
Transplantation Immunologie et Osteoimmunologie (561)
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RIBI, Camillo et al. Pseudovasculitis and corticosteroid therapy. In: Clinical Rheumatology, 2005, vol. 24, n° 5, p. 539-43. doi: 10.1007/s10067-004-1080-7 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:39981

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