Renovascular hypertension due to Takayasu's arteritis among Indian patients.

  title={Renovascular hypertension due to Takayasu's arteritis among Indian patients.},
  author={Kirpal S. Chugh and Sunil Jain and Vinay Sakhuja and Neelam Malik and Amit Gupta and S. K. Sehgal and Vivekanand Jha and Krishan Lal Gupta},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  volume={85 307-308},
Over a 16-year period, 205 patients with hypertension were shown to have a renovascular aetiology. Of these, 125 (61 per cent) had Takayasu's arteritis, 58 (28.3 per cent) had fibromuscular dysplasia, 16 (7.8 per cent) had atherosclerosis, five (2.4 per cent) had polyarteritis nodosa and one (0.5 per cent) had renal artery aneurysm. Among patients with Takayasu's arteritis, males were affected as commonly as females. The mean age of these patients at the time of detection was 26.8 +/- 8.6 years… CONTINUE READING