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Causes of Takayasu arteritis

Causes of Takayasu arteritis

The exact cause of Takayasu arteritis is not known, but the disease appears to be an autoimmune reaction against the aorta, the large blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is possible that some people have a genetic predisposition for developing this disease. Takayasu arteritis mainly affects young women.

Takayasu arteritis Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender Ratio of Takayasu arteritis: female predominance...more »

Takayasu arteritis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Takayasu arteritis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Takayasu arteritis:

Takayasu arteritis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Takayasu arteritis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Takayasu arteritis may be found in:


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