Takayasu Arteritis - Cause - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment
Takayasu arteritis is an inflammation of the aorta and its major branches. It appears to be an autoimmune condition, where immune cells are wrongly targeted against the body's own tissues, and may involve other systems.
Heart, section through the middle (Image)
The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.
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Takayasu Disease (Takayasu Arteritis)
Takayasu disease or Takayasu arteritis is a chronic inflammation of the large blood vessel that distributes blood from the heart, called the aorta. It is most common in women (90%) of Asian descent. It usually begins between 10 and 30 years of age. The cause is unknown. Takayasu disease has also been referred to as pulseless disease and aortic arch syndrome, from MedicineNet.