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5 Facts you should know about

Takayasu’s arteritis

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1

A form of large vessel

granulomatousvasculitis with massive intimal fibrosis and vascular narrowing.

2

Over time, impaired blood flow causes

damage to the heart and various other organs of the body.

3

Most commonly affecting

young or middle-age women of Asian descent.

4

Females are about 8–9 times more likely

to be affected than males.

5

Involvement of renal arteries

may lead to a presentation of renovascular hypertension.

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