Takayasu's arteritis

Translated title of the contribution: Takayasu's arteritis

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Abstract

Takayasu's arteritis is a disease of uncertain origin due to the diversity of factors that can be involved. Its manifestions stem from the vascular involvement that occurs, with the aorta and its large vessels being the most affected. This vasculitis seems more prevalent in south-west Asia, and due to the fact that it has been described for years, and only one series of cases of this disease are found in Europe and America, this could indicate a possible under-diagnosis. It is important to know this vasculitis since its timely management may avoid advancement of the disease, and the presentation of vascular complications. The treatment of a patient with Takayasu's arteritis will follow, being a challenge for clinicians since there is no standard management. For this reason, decisions are generally based on the recommendations by experts, therefore each case will be individualised with the aim of providing the patients with the most suitable management and reducing the appearance of complications.

Translated title of the contributionTakayasu's arteritis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-433
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Colombiana de Cardiologia
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arterial Hypertension
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Haemodynamics

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