Takayasu arteritis: Introduction
Takayasu arteritis: A rare disorder involving inflammation of large elastic arteries including the aorta which impairs blood flow to the upper body.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Takayasu arteritis is available below.
Symptoms of Takayasu arteritis
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symptoms of Takayasu arteritis
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Takayasu arteritis: Deaths
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Causes of Takayasu arteritis
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Disease Topics Related To Takayasu arteritis
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Less Common Symptoms of Takayasu arteritis
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Takayasu arteritis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Takayasu arteritis
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,
whereas there are various less...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is...read more »
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Takayasu arteritis: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Takayasu arteritis
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Prognosis for Takayasu arteritis
Prognosis for Takayasu arteritis:
poor with patients surviving 1-15 years after onset of symptoms
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Types of Takayasu arteritis
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Definitions of Takayasu arteritis:
Takayasu arteritis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Takayasu arteritis, or a subtype of Takayasu arteritis,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Takayasu arteritis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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