Takayasu Arteritis

Takayasu arteritis is a form of granulomatous arteritis that primarily affects the aorta and its major branches. It is most prevalent in adolescent girls and young women and is characterized by ocular disturbances and marked weakening of the pulses in the upper extremities. It is categorized as a large-vessel vasculitis (Jennette, 2013).

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Last Update: September 2018