A rare and uncommon association: A case of Takayasu arteritis presenting as typical coarctation of aorta in a pediatric patient

Ashwal, AJ and Murugaiyan, Rajrajan and Padmakumar, R and Reddy, Rohith and Rao, Sudhakar (2016) A rare and uncommon association: A case of Takayasu arteritis presenting as typical coarctation of aorta in a pediatric patient. Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, 6 (1). pp. 38-40. ISSN 1561-8811

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Abstract

Takayasu arteritis is a chronic vasculitis of unknown etiology, predominantly affecting women with an age of onset that is usually between 10 and 40 years. The disease primarily affects the aorta and its primary branches. It mainly affects the Asian population though the geological variation in presentation is very common. Here we present a case of 5-year-old girl presented with and treated for juxta ductal coarctation of aorta, who ultimately turned out to be a case of Takayasu arteritis. We present this case, because it gave us a diagnostic dilemma that the Takayasu arteritis presenting in young girl with almost as a congenital condition (coarctation of aorta).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Takayasu arteritis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 09:54
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 09:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148482

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