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Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm in rheumatoid arthritis
  1. P MODI,
  2. K SUVARNA,
  3. G J COOPER

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A 55 year old normotensive male smoker with seropositive nodular erosive rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatoid factor 390, normal range 0–20 IU/ml), controlled on sulfasalazine and indometacin, had a thoracic aortic aneurysm detected on routine chest radiography. Computed tomography (CT), with spiral reconstruction, confirmed that this started …

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