Effect of infliximab on inflammatory bowel disease with Takayasu arteritis: case series and review of the literature.

Takayasu arteritis (TA) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are chronic inflammatory disorders. The mechanisms underlying these diseases are not precisely known, but tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is considered to have an important role in the pathophysiology of both TA and IBD. Simultaneous occurrence of both TA and IBD is rare. Our first case was a… CONTINUE READING