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Takayasu's disease: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18325145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takayasu's disease is a rare chronic vasculitis of unknown aetiology. Initial symptoms and signs are non-specific, and a high index of suspicion is needed to make the correct diagnosis. The disease is associated with a high incidence of morbidity, and a significant risk of premature death. Serological tests have proved unreliable in distinguishing active from quiescent disease, with non-invasive imaging currently offering the best option for early diagnosis, and monitoring the response to treatment. In this review, we detail the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, imaging characteristics, and currently available treatments.
Oliver R Tann; Robert M R Tulloh; Mark C K Hamilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-03-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-28     Completed Date:  2008-10-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Radiology, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough St. Bristol, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Aorta / pathology
Dilatation, Pathologic
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography
Takayasu Arteritis* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology

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