An interesting case of Takayasu's arteritis
Prasanna Karthik S
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Takayasu’s arteritis is a chronic, inflammatory, granulomatous vasculitis, affecting predominantly large elastic arteries like the aorta and its main branches. We report a case of 29 year old female patient, who had newly detected hypertension and was ultimately diagnosed to have Takayasu arteritis based on clinical profile and angiography. Renovascular hypertension is very common in Indian population. However, there was no renal artery involvement in our patient which is an uncommon manifestation. The patient was treated successfully with immunosuppressants and blood pressure got reduced without the use of anti-hypertensives.