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Systemic vasulitis treatment

Shahid Mahmud, Syed Awais Ul Hassan Shah, Syed Qamar Zaman, Salman Ali
Takayasu arteritis is a systemic vasulitis of large vessels that mainly involves the aorta and its branches. It normally presents in third decade of life and has rarely been reported in children under 10 years of age. We report here a case of Takayasu arteritis in a 5 years old girl who presented with headache, generalized body swelling, severe hypertension, proteinuria and minimal functioning kidneys. Conventional angiography demonstrated narrowing of descending aorta, right subclavian artery and right common iliac artery...
December 2013: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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