Takayasu's arteritis

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 [ahr″ter-i´tis] (pl. arteri´tides)
inflammation of an artery.
aortic arch arteritis pulseless disease.
brachiocephalic arteritis pulseless disease.
cranial arteritis temporal arteritis.
giant cell arteritis temporal arteritis.
hemolytic arteritis, microangiopathic pulseless disease.
arteritis obli´terans endarteritis obliterans.
rheumatic arteritis generalized inflammation of arterioles and arterial capillaries occurring in rheumatic fever.
Takayasu's arteritis pulseless disease.
temporal arteritis a chronic vascular disease of unknown origin, occurring in the elderly, characterized by severe headache, fever, and accumulation of giant cells in the walls of medium-sized arteries, especially the temporal arteries. Ocular involvement may cause visual impairment or blindness.
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Takayasu's arteritis

Pulseless disease Neurology Idiopathic segmental inflammation of the aorta and major branches, that affects young ♀, especially in Africa and Asia Lab ↑ ESR, ↑ Igs
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(art?e-rit'is) [ arter(io)- + -itis]
Inflammation of an artery. arteritic (-rit'ik), adjective See: endarteritis

giant cell arteritis

Temporal arteritis.

arteritis nodosa

Widespread inflammation of adventitia of small and medium-sized arteries with impaired function of the involved organs. Synonym: periarteritis nodosa; polyarteritis nodosa

arteritis obliterans

Endarteritis obliterans.

rheumatic arteritis

An obsolete term for inflammation of small arteries as a result of rheumatic fever.

Takayasu's arteritis

See: Takayasu's arteritis

temporal arteritis

A chronic inflammation of large arteries, usually the temporal, occipital, or ophthalmic arteries, identified on pathological specimens by the presence of giant cells. It causes thickening of the intima, with narrowing and eventual occlusion of the lumen. It typically occurs after age 50. Symptoms include headache, tenderness over the affected artery, loss of vision, and facial pain. The cause is unknown, but there may be a genetic predisposition in some families. Corticosteroids are usually administered.
Synonym: giant cell arteritis
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Endoluminal stenting for unprotected left main stenosis in Takayasu's arteritis. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn 1997;40:272-5.
Treatment of Takayasu's arteritis with self-expanding metallic stent (giant-urco stent) in two patients.
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: The following are the differential diagnosis for Takayasu's arteritis 1.
Takayasu's arteritis: A case report and a brief review of the literature.
Takayasu's arteritis: an angiographic study with remarks on ethnic distribution in Israel.
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Recovery from repeated sudden hearing loss in a patient with Takayasu's Arteritis treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy: the first report in the literature.
Peripartum anesthetic management of patients with Takayasu's arteritis: case series and review.
Takayasu's arteritis was first described by a Japanese ophthalmologist, Dr.
Takayasu's arteritis (TA), also known as aortitis syndrome, is a vasculitis more prevalent in women of reproductive age that mainly affects large elastic arteries with symptoms caused by organ ischemia, aneurysm formation, and inflammation [1].
Macedo et al., "Imaging findings in Takayasu's arteritis," American Journal of Roentgenology, vol.