oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Diffuse arteritis of aorta with a large aortic aneurysm: Report of a case in an African

Volume 13, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



An African male aged 50, with a positive Wassermann reaction in the blood, showed the classical features of both aortic thoracic aneurysm and diffuse aortic arteritis (Takayasu's disease). Although no relationship between syphilis and Takayasu's disease could be shown by it, it is difficult to entirely rule out such a connection.

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