Takayasu’s Arteritis: A Case Report
1Faculty of Medicine, University of Udayana-Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
2Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Udayana-Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
3Department of Pathology Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Udayana-Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Keywords: Subclavian artery; Takayasu’s arteritis; vasculitis.
Takayasu’s arteritis is an uncommon idiopathic large-vessels inflammation damaging large arteries such as the aorta and its main branches. Clinical manifestations vary from asymptomatic, bruits, unpalpable pulse, and catastrophic neurological disorders that may develop into life-threatening conditions. We report a 23-year-old male with pain and swelling from his right forearm to his fourth finger with significant Doppler ultrasonography and computerized tomography angiography findings. Imaging modalities are essential especially in patients with unspecific clinical manifestations. Appropriate and rapid diagnosis is important to prevent permanent organ damage.
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Concept/Design - KA; Analysis/Interpretation - MD; Data Collection - PP; Writing - KA; Critical Revision - PA; Statistical Analysis - PA; Overall Responsibility - MD; Final Approval - All of authors.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.