Takayasu arteritis revisited: current diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Takayasu arteritis revisited: current diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Mitsuaki Isobe},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={168 1},
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare nonspecific inflammatory disease of unknown cause, predominantly affecting the aorta and its main branches, coronary arteries, and pulmonary arteries of young females. It induces a variety of nonspecific inflammatory symptoms and ischemic symptoms due to stenotic lesions. Further progression of TA causes destruction of the arterial wall media, leading to aortic regurgitation and aneurysms or rupture of the involved arteries. Although serological tests specific… CONTINUE READING


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