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2016 | April-June | Issue2
Review Article
Takayasu’s Arteritis
Alaka K Deshpande, Shamshersingh G Chauhan, Ankita Sood
Author Affiliation
Alaka K Deshpande : Grant Medical College, Mumbai Maharashtra, India

Shamshersingh G Chauhan : Grant Medical College, Mumbai Maharashtra, India

Ankita Sood : Grant Medical College, Mumbai Maharashtra, India

10.5005/jp-journals-10036-1097

ABSTRACT

Takayasu’s arteritis is a chronic nonspecific arteritis due to inflammatory process of the large vessels usually affecting young women. Occlusion of aorta and its various major branches can result in many of its clinical manifestations, the most devastating being stroke. As with other noninfectious inflammatory diseases, steroid remains the mainstay of treatment with many other avenues being searched for.

Keywords: Arteritis, Diagnosis, Positron emission tomography, Vasculitis.

How to cite this article: Deshpande AK, Chauhan SG, Sood A. Takayasu’s Arteritis. MGM J Med Sci 2016;3(2):91-95.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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