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Takayasu arteritis in young female a case report

1 Department of General Medicine, Basaveshwara Teaching and General Hospital, Attached to M R Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
2 S B Medical Centre, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India

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Sangram Biradar,
S B Medical Centre, #14, Lahoti Enclave, station Road, Gulbarga, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ajim.ajim_88_20

Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a systemic inflammatory large vessel vasculitis. Here, we report a rare case of 18-year-old female with complaints of upper and lower limb pain with blackish discoloration along the veins. During hospital stay, she developed breathlessness and limb pain limiting her daily activities. As her right lower limb peripheral pulses were feeble lower limb and abdominal Doppler was performed which showed thrombosis of right common femoral and superficial artery thrombosis and concentric thickening of theaorta, celiac trunk, and superior mesenteric artery, respectively. Computed tomography aortogram supported Doppler findings and two-dimensional echo showed pulmonary artery hypertension and dilated right chambers of the heart. She was started on systemic steroids and anticoagulation to which she fairly responded and she was discharged with maintenance steroids. Hence, we suggest early and prompt diagnosis of TA in young females can improve the condition and reduce the sufferings.

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