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Reversal of aortic root inflammation after treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis
  1. Jin-Bae Kim1,
  2. Weon Kim1,
  3. Myoung-Jae Park2
  1. 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  2. 2Division of pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jin-Bae Kim, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, #1, Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemungu, Seoul 130–702, Korea; jinbbai{at}khu.ac.kr

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A 48-year-old man was referred with a 1-month history of general fatigue, weight loss and night sweats. His blood pressure was normal and his pulse rate was 71 beats per minute. Chest radiography demonstrated increased cardiac size with a pulmonary mass, and the ECG revealed complete Atrio-Ventricular block with a broad complex escape rhythm (figure 1A). Both the erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein were …

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