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Takayasu's arteritis diagnosed at the early systemic phase: diagnosis with noninvasive investigation despite normal findings on angiography.
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PMID:  9489837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of Takayasu's arteritis discovered at the early systemic phase. Ultrasonography and computed tomography show thickening of the walls of the superior mesentery and common carotid arteries despite normal findings on angiography. Diagnosis was confirmed by arterial biopsy. We emphasize the importance of noninvasive vascular investigation to support the diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis.
M Lambert; P Y Hatron; E Hachulla; H Warembourg; B Devulder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-16     Completed Date:  1998-06-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Lille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery, Common / radiography,  ultrastructure
Mesenteric Artery, Superior / radiography,  ultrastructure
Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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