large vessel vasculitis

large vessel vasculitis

Internal medicine Vasculitis of the aorta and its major tributaries, which supply the extremities, head, neck Examples Giant cell/temporal arteritis, Takayasu's arteritis. See Systemic vasculitis.
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10,11] Diseases such as aortic dissection, large vessel vasculitis, and systemic lupus erythematosus have an atherosclerotic process that can cause limb ischemia (and therefore also lead to IAD).
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a medium and large vessel vasculitis of unknown etiology characterized by chronic granulomatous inflammation of the vessel wall leading to thickening, stenosis, dilatation, and/or aneurysm of the affected vessel.
Large vessel vasculitis (LVV) refers to inflammatory diseases that involve the aorta and its major branches.
In addition, unclear etiopathogenesis of large vessel vasculitis including Takayasu arteritis and giant cell arteritis may be associated with inducible NOS gene polymorphism.
Elastic tissue stain failed to reveal small, medium, or large vessel vasculitis.
It is also characterized by large vessel vasculitis, and in more than 60% of patients, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are present and antihistone antibodies are not.
DISCUSSION: Takayasu's Arteritis is a rare, idiopathic, noninfectious, chronic granulomatous, large vessel vasculitis of young adults affecting the aorta [1, 2] and its branches such as the pulmonary [3] arteries.
Takayasu arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis that usually affects young female patients during the second and third decades of life.
CONCLUSION: This case highlights the significance of MR angiography in diagnosis of large vessel vasculitis.

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