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Clinical Presentation of Takayasu Arteritis

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)

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Page : 1193-1194

Keywords : vasculitis morbidity;

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Takayasu Arteritis is a type of vasculitis that affects medium and large sized vessels. It can present with a variety of symptoms and signs and these subtle signs are ignored more often than not. The inflammatory process has a predilection against aorta and its main branches but involvement. Early diagnosis and initiation of treatment induction can prevent numerous unwarranted investigations to rule out local causes and unnecessary pain reliever induction. This is a case of a 42 year old female that came to the OPD with generalised body ache and pain in her left arm since 12 days. Thorough examination and specific investigations prevented the persistence of residual morbidity. Although the 5 year and 10 year survival rate of this disease is 69% and 36% respectively, early diagnosis can prevent deaths due to its complications. Patient was started on systemic steroids followed by oral immunosuppressant?s on which she was discharged.

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