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Cluster analysis of arterial involvement in Takayasu arteritis reveals symmetric extension of the lesions in paired arterial beds.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Arthritis & Rheumatism
1529-0131
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Volume
63
Issue
4
Pages
1136–1140
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/art.30240
PMID: 21452331
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Our findings reveal that TA lesions mostly develop in a symmetric manner in paired vascular territories and that disease extension is contiguous in the aorta. This may prove useful for improving the radiologic followup of patients with TA and for providing a pattern for further investigations focusing on the mechanisms of vessel specificity in vasculitides.

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