An interesting case of Takayasu's arteritis

  • Mariraj I Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha Nagar, Thanadalam, Chennai - 602105 Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kannan R Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha Nagar, Thanadalam, Chennai - 602105 Tamil Nadu, India
  • Senthilkumar A Department of Radiology, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, SRM University, Kattankulathur- 602105, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Jagadeesan M Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha Nagar, Thanadalam, Chennai - 602105 Tamil Nadu, India
  • Prasanna Karthik S Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha Nagar, Thanadalam, Chennai - 602105 Tamil Nadu, India
  • Damodaran J Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha Nagar, Thanadalam, Chennai - 602105 Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Takayasu’s arteritis is a chronic, inflammatory, granulomatous vasculitis, affecting predominantly large elastic arteries like the aorta and its main branches. We report a case of 29 year old female patient, who had newly detected hypertension and was ultimately diagnosed to have Takayasu arteritis based on clinical profile and angiography. Renovascular hypertension is very common in Indian population. However, there was no renal artery involvement in our patient which is an uncommon manifestation. The patient was treated successfully with immunosuppressants and blood pressure got reduced without the use of anti-hypertensives.

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Published
2018-10-31
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I, Mariraj et al. An interesting case of Takayasu's arteritis. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 4, p. 1289-1292, oct. 2018. ISSN 0975-7538. Available at: <https://pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/1674>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v9i4.1674.
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