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What is Takayasu's arteritis?

What is Takayasu's arteritis?

  • Takayasu's arteritis: A thrombo-obliterative process of the great vessels stemming from the aortic arch, occurring generally in young women. Radial and carotid pulses are typically obliterated. Skin changes are due to the disturbed circulation. There may be loss of hair and atrophy of the skin and its appendages with underlying muscle atrophy. (Andrews' Diseases of the Skin, 8th ed)
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Takayasu's arteritis: Introduction

How serious is Takayasu's arteritis?

Complications of Takayasu's arteritis: see complications of Takayasu's arteritis

What are the symptoms of Takayasu's arteritis?

Complications of Takayasu's arteritis: see complications of Takayasu's arteritis

Takayasu's arteritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Takayasu's arteritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Takayasu's arteritis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Takayasu's arteritis: see treatments for Takayasu's arteritis
Research for Takayasu's arteritis: see research for Takayasu's arteritis

Name and Aliases of Takayasu's arteritis

Main name of condition: Takayasu's arteritis

Other names or spellings for Takayasu's arteritis:

Martorell syndrome, Raeder-Harbitz syndrome, Sclerosing aortitis Source - Diseases Database

 

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