UNEXPLAINED DIFFUSE ARTERIOSCLEROSIS IN A 26-YEAR-OLD PATIENT
Jihed Anoun, Fatma Ben Fredj Ismail*, Anis Mzabi, Syrine Daadaa, Imene Ben Hassine, Monia Karmani, Hassen Hosni Mhiri, Amel Rezgui and Chedia Laouani Kechrid
Arteriosclerosis is an alteration of the blood vessels whose walls calcify, lose their elasticity and thicken. The result is a decrease in circulating blood flow and ischemic manifestations. Calcification of arteries is a physiological phenomenon in the elderly but young subjects may also be affected. Indeed, some risk factors can cause arteriosclerosis. We report the case of a 26-year-old female patient with diffuse arteriosclerosis discovered accidentally, and whose exhaustive etiological investigation remained negative.
Keywords: Arteriosclerosis, young, diffuse, unexplained.
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