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Takayasu arteritis in an infant

Publisher : Indian Journal of Nephrology

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Nephrology, Radiodiagnosis

Year : 2014

Abstract : 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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