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Retrospective evaluation of 22 patients with Takayasu's arteritis.
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PMID:  21249498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare, idiopathic, inflammatory, granulomatous vasculitis that affects the aorta and its primary branches. Clinical features and the pattern of arterial involvement show differences in different regions of the world according to ethnic influences. Our aim in this retrospective study was to evaluate the demographic, clinic, laboratory, and angiographic findings of 22 patients with TA followed by our clinic and also compare our results with series from the literature. The hospital files of the 22 patients followed by our clinic between 1998 and 2009 were retrospectively evaluated. We also compared our results with the series from the literature that we were able to reach by US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. Gender distribution, age at diagnosis, and type of aortic involvement were similar with the study from Turkey. Different clinical manifestations of Takayasu's arteritis have been described in different ethnic groups. We also want to underline the coincidence of TA and other rheumatic diseases such as sarcoidosis, SLE, RA, and psoriatic arthritis, different from other published series.
Authors:
Nazife Sule Yasar Bilge; Timuçin Kaşifoğlu; Döndü U Cansu; Cengiz Korkmaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey, suleyasar@yahoo.com.
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