Aortic dissection and fever: causeorconsequence

Aortic dissection and fever: causeorconsequence Leserbriefe Z Rheumatol 2017 · 76:550–551 B.Manger ·G.Schett DOI 10.1007/s00393-017-0316-2 Department of Internal Medicine 3 – Rheumatology and Immunology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Published online: 18 May 2017 Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Aortic dissection and fever: cause or consequence with a preexisting diagnosis of aortitis. Comment to Corresponding address Therefore, there is only one patient with B. Manger Yuan SM(2016) Fever of unknownorigin in GCA included in his recent manuscript Department of Internal Medicine 3 – aortic dissection. Z Rheumatol. doi:10.1007/ [6]. Oddly enough, this histologically Rheumatology and Immunology, Friedrich- s00393-016-0203-2 proven case of GCA was listed under the Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) heading “Infectious disorders with aortic and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen In a systematic literature review in the dissection,” together with Streptococcus, Ulmenweg 18, 91054 Erlangen, Germany Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie ,Yuan ana- Staphylococcus, Listeria,and Lactobacil- lyzes 41 articles with a total of 50 pa- lus infections in his paper. Conflict of interest. B. Manger and G. Schett declare tients, who presented with fever as the Yuan does not discuss GCA as a po- that they have no competing interests. key symptom and were diagnosed with tential cause in any of the other cases, aortic Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie Springer Journals

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