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TAKAYASU’S ARTERITIS: AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF A RARE DISEASE

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Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Author: Jivesh Mittal
Int J Med Res Health Sci.2015;4(1):251-253 |  DOI:10.5958/2319-5886.2015.00046.6

ABSTRACT

Takayasu’s arteritis, also called tak, aortic arch syndrome, pulseless disease or occlusive thromboaortopathy is a rare chronic, progressive, autoimmune, idiopathic disease involving inflammation in the walls of the largest arteries in the body: the aorta and its main branches that affect primarily adolescent girls and young women. It most often occurs in people ages 15–40 years, but sometimes affects younger children or middle-aged adults. Here is a case of a young girl diagnosed with takayasu’s arteritis whose initial complaints were predominantly high grade fever and malaise with minimal signs of vascular insufficiency.

Keywords: Takayasu’s arteritis, American rheumatological society, Fever of unknown origin, CT angiography

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