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A 25-year-old male presents for a new primary-care visit. He has never been seen by a physician and reports that he has been in good health. You note a very tall, very thin male whose arm span is greater than his height. The patient reports that his father had a similar build but passed away suddenly in his 40s. You suspect a genetic disorder characterized by a defect in fibrillin-1. What is the histopathology of the most common large-artery complication of this disease?
Focal granulomatous inflammation with mural lymphocytes, macrophages, giant cells
Predominant neutrophilic infiltration with fibrinoid necrosis
Fibrinoid necrosis of blood vessel walls, endothelial swelling, and neutrophilic infiltrate in skin lesions
Cystic medial degeneration
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