Takayasu's arteritis

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2140
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A definition of the term "Takayasu's arteritis" is presented. It refers to vasculitis of the aorta and its branches, which results in inflammation in the large arteries. There is a decreased blood flow through these arteries. Symptoms of this disease include dizziness or arm claudication. Blood pressure is reduced in one or both arms.


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