A CASE REPORT OF A YOUNG FEMALE WITH TAKAYASU ARTERITIS IN STENOTIC STAGE
Pradeep Sharma, Atul Gupta* and Rajesh Kumar
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a disease of chronic granulomatous inflammation of the aorta or its branches. This inflammation will eventually cause fibrinoid necrosis, and fibrosis, narrowing and aneurysm of the vessel wall. Takayasu arteritis in early phase has non-specific complaints leading to delayed diagnosis in stenotic phase. It can cause debilitating complications without treatment. Here the author presents a case of TA with detailed history and steps in diagnosis of the disease.
Keywords: Takayasu arteritis, Chronic granulomatous inflammation, Large vessel vasculitis.
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