Takayasu arteritis in an infant
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Indian Journal of Nephrology, Medknow Publications, Volume 24, Number 4, p.257-259 (2014)
Keywords:abdominal aorta, angioplasty, aorta arch syndrome, article, Blood pressure, case report, celiac artery stenosis, child, clonidine, disease duration, female, human, hypertension, India, kidney artery stenosis, nifedipine, preschool child
Takayasu arteritis (TA), a chronic inflammatory arteritis affecting the aorta and its main branches, is a rare condition mainly affecting young women in the second and third decades of life. Occurrence of TA in infants is extremely rare, with only less than 10 cases reported all over the world until date. We report a case of a 2-year-old girl who presented with hypertension and was diagnosed to have TA with bilateral renal artery stenosis and this is probably the youngest case reported from India. © 2014 Indian Journal of Nephrology. All Right Reserved.
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Sa Sandeep, Unni, V. Na, Sreekumar, K. Pb, Mathew, Aa, Nair, R. Ra, and Kurian, Ga, “Takayasu arteritis in an infant”, Indian Journal of Nephrology, vol. 24, pp. 257-259, 2014.