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Takayasu arteritis in Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1360974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takayasu arteritis is a disease of world-wide distribution. Geographic difference in sex incidence, anatomical distribution, and the type of lesion is observed. Hypertension is very common in the present series, as well as in combination with absent or deficit of peripheral pulses. These symptoms correlate well with arteriographic findings of brachiocephalic and renal artery obstructive lesion. While aneurysm and stenotic lesions have a predilection in the abdominal aorta, stenotic lesion of the thoracic aorta occurs more commonly than aneurysm. However, aneurysm of the aorta as well as of the brachiocephalic arteries is seen more frequently than in the reports, of others. The presence of "funnel-shape" resulting from renal artery obstructive lesion and dilatation or aneurysm of contiguous aorta was characteristic of Takayasu arteritis in our series. The material presented in this report reflects not only geographic variation but also the severe form of this disease. Total aortography, coronary arteriography and pulmonary arteriography, are of value not only for the diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis but also for demonstration of anatomical distribution, severity and type of lesion.
C Piyachon; N Suwanwela
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels. Supplement     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0935-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels Suppl     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-12     Completed Date:  1993-01-12     Revised Date:  2008-02-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8810802     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels Suppl     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiangmai University, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Takayasu Arteritis / epidemiology,  radiography*
Thailand / epidemiology

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