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A case report on Takayasu Arteritis

Dixita Tailor
Department of Pediatrics, Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Subhash Bamnawat
Department of Pediatrics, Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Devendra Sareen
Department of Pediatrics, Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Takayasu Arteritis (TA) also known as “Pulseless disease,” is an idiopathic, chronic, large vessel arteritis involving the aorta and its primary branches. The incidence of TA in children is approximately 30% pediatric patients in their study and reported an incidence in all ages of 2.6/ 1,000,000. We report a case of a 14 year old female child admitted in PICU of Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan with chief complaints of involuntary movements, headache, vomiting, and fever since one day. Patient blood pressure was persistently raised above 140/100 mm of Hg. Color Doppler suggestive of right renal artery narrow caliber. Right renal artery shows parvus et tardus type spectral pattern. Ultrasonography (USG) of abdomen was also done which suggested smaller right kidney. Computed tomography angiography suggested Takayasu arteritis. Correlation of clinical history, physical examination, investigation reports were helpful to reach the final diagnosis.

Keywords : Takayasu Arteritis, Parvusettardus, Color doppler

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