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Takayasu's arteritis: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17111782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare, idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disease with cell-mediated inflammation, involving mainly the aorta and its major branches. It leads to stenosis, occlusion or aneurysmal degeneration of large arteries. The clinical presentation is characterised by an acute phase with constitutional symptoms, followed, months or years later, by a chronic phase in which symptoms relate to fibrosis or occlusion of vessels. Angiography is the gold standard for diagnosis and for topographical classification and it correlates with symptoms and prognosis. Here we focus on the pathophysiology, clinical and angiographical classification, diagnostic assessment and therapeutic approach of Takayasu's arteritis.
Silvia Maffei; Michela Di Renzo; Giovanni Bova; Alberto Auteri; Anna Laura Pasqui
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal and emergency medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1828-0447     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-20     Completed Date:  2007-01-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101263418     Medline TA:  Intern Emerg Med     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Medicine III, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Medicine, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Angioplasty, Balloon
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Follow-Up Studies
Immunosuppressive Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Radiography, Thoracic
Takayasu Arteritis* / classification,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Time Factors
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors; 0/Immunosuppressive Agents

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