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What is Takayasu arteritis?

What is Takayasu arteritis?

  • Takayasu arteritis: A rare disorder involving inflammation of large elastic arteries including the aorta which impairs blood flow to the upper body.

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

Takayasu arteritis: Introduction

Types of Takayasu arteritis:

Broader types of Takayasu arteritis:

Who gets Takayasu arteritis?

Gender Ratio for Takayasu arteritis: female predominance

How serious is Takayasu arteritis?

Prognosis of Takayasu arteritis: poor with patients surviving 1-15 years after onset of symptoms

What causes Takayasu arteritis?

Causes of Takayasu arteritis: see causes of Takayasu arteritis

What are the symptoms of Takayasu arteritis?

Symptoms of Takayasu arteritis: see symptoms of Takayasu arteritis

Can anyone else get Takayasu arteritis?

More information: see contagiousness of Takayasu arteritis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Takayasu arteritis

Takayasu arteritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Takayasu arteritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Takayasu arteritis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Takayasu arteritis: Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Takayasu arteritis.
Treatments for Takayasu arteritis: see treatments for Takayasu arteritis
Research for Takayasu arteritis: see research for Takayasu arteritis

Name and Aliases of Takayasu arteritis

Main name of condition: Takayasu arteritis

Other names or spellings for Takayasu arteritis:

Martorell II syndrome, Martorell-Fabre syndrome, Raeder-Arbitz syndrome, Ash-Upmark syndrome, aortic arch arteritis, brachiocephalic arteritis, aortic arch syndrome, pulseless disease, Young female arteritis, Takayasu disease

Aortic arch syndrome, Pulseless disease, Takayasu disease, Young female arteritis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Takayasu arteritis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Takayasu arteritis:


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