Cellular immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis.

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INTRODUCTION Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a disease of unknown aetiology, characterized histologically by an inflammatory cell infiltrate that affects all layers of the arterial wall. Its association with tuberculosis (TB) was described 50 years ago, based on the presence of Langhan's giant cells and granulomas similar to those found in tuberculous lesions… (More)

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