TITLE

Does the clinical profile of Gujarati patients with Takayasu's aortoarteritis differ from other Indians?

AUTHOR(S)
Jain, Sharad R.; Sharma, Kamal H.; Garg, Rajiv; Jadhav, Nikhil
PUB. DATE
July 2014
SOURCE
Internet Journal of Medical Update;7/ 1/2014, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Takayasu's aortoarteritis is a well-known yet rare form of large vessel vasculitis. It is a chronic inflammatory diseas, which has remained an enigma since it was first described a century ago. The present study was done to document the demographic profile, clinical course, complications and survival of 30 consecutive patients with aortoarteritis in the Gujarati population of western India. The study used non-invasive (color doppler, CT and MR angiography) and invasive techniques (conventional angiography) to document the vessels involved. The study showed almost equal incidence of disease in males and females in the Gujarati population unlike in other studied populations. Incidence of type-III aortoarteritis was the most common and left renal involvement was found to be significantly more common than right renal involvement in the present study. There was no mortality during the study period.
ACCESSION #
97006708

 

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