Takayasu Arteritis

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Last Updated: 10 May 2022
medpix case - takayasu arteritis "medpix case - takayasu arteritis", by Original Source: Jason Messinger; Author: Jason Messinger (University of Kentucky); Approved By: Michael A Winkler (University of Kentucky);. Note regurgitation due to aortic valve dysfunction....

Takayasu arteritis is an inflammation of large arteries such as the aorta and its significant branches. The aorta is the artery that carries blood from the heart to the remainder of the body. The cause of Takayasu arteritis is not understood. Takayasu arteritis seems an autoimmune problem. This problem has many features that are comparable to giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis in older people. Arm weak point or pain with use; Chest pain; Dizziness; Fatigue; Fever; Lightheadedness; Muscle or joint pain; Skin breakout; Night sweats; Vision changes; Weight loss; Decreased radial pulses; Difference in high blood pressure between the two arms; High blood pressure; There may additionally be signs of inflammation.

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