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Cardiovascular Disease: Cardiothoracic Disorders |

Takayasu Arteritis (TA) in a Western, Male, 53-Year-Old Patient

Carlos Latorre Dávila, MD
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Hospital General de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A66. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.070
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SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic Disorders

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Slide

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

INTRODUCTION: In the Takayasu's disease the obliteration of the innominate, and the carotid and subclavian arteries results from a panarteritis of all layers of the vessel wall, more intensely affected the adventitia and intimal with destruction of vasa vasorum, and cellular infiltration from the lymphocytic series. (1) This peculiar arteritis occurs around the world, although most of the cases have been reported in Asia and Africa with great predilection for young women in which is commonly diagnosed in 1.2 and 2.6 per million populations per year (2).

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