[Takayasu's arteritis].

  title={[Takayasu's arteritis].},
  author={Giovanni Parisi and A R Gobbini and G Vedovini and R Nella Castro and Giuseppe Campanella and Pierluigi Biagi},
  journal={Minerva medica},
  volume={91 1-2},
A brief review of Takayasu's Arteritis (TA), a chronic granulomatous arteritis that mainly affects the aorta and its major branches, is made. The various ethiopathogenetic mechanisms which may give origin to the vascular damage and its pathologic pattern are described. TA is a more widespread disease than previously stated, it is not exclusive of young women of Japanese origin but it is actually present worldwide irrespective of age and with variegated patterns of clinical and angiographic… CONTINUE READING