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Persistent high fever and systemic inflammation induced by percutaneous coronary intervention-related periaortitis

Authors Kakino T, Nakayama T, Yamamoto H

Published 8 December 2009 Volume 2009:5 Pages 1059—1062


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Takamori Kakino, Tomohiro Nakayama, Hideo Yamamoto

Department of Cardiology and Radiology, Kyushu Kosei–Nenkin Hospital, Kitakyushi City, Japan

Abstract: After coronary catheterization, fever sometimes occurs, usually transiently. We report a very rare case that suggests persistent high fever and systemic inflammation might be caused by periaortitis induced by coronary catheterization including percutaneous coronary intervention.

Keywords: periaortitis, percutaneous coronary intervention, fever, computed tomography

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