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Takayasu arteritis in Turkey

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Cardiology
0167-5273
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
54
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0167-5273(96)88782-1
Keywords
  • Takayasu Arteritis
  • Balloon Angioplasty
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Takayasu arteritis is a non-spesific inflamatory process of unknown etiology affecting the aorta and its branches. A retrospective study was done in 14 patients diagnosed as Takayasu arteritis. Eleven patients were female and three were male. Ages ranged from 12 to 30 years. Seven patients had type I arteritis, three patients type II arteritis, and four patients type III Takayasu arteritis. Successful angioplasty was performed in five cases.

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