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Takayasu arteritis

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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Wrongly Diagnosed with Takayasu arteritis?

Takayasu arteritis: Related Patient Stories

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

Takayasu arteritis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Takayasu arteritis

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Takayasu arteritis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Takayasu arteritis

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Takayasu arteritis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Takayasu arteritis

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Takayasu arteritis: Animations

Prognosis for Takayasu arteritis

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

Research about Takayasu arteritis

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Takayasu arteritis: Broader Related Topics

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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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