Takayasu disease masquarading as interruption of the aortic arch in a 2-year-old child

S. Ladhani, R. Tulloh*, D. Anderson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Takayasu disease is a chronic, progressive inflammatory vasculitis of large and medium-sized vessels, which commonly presents in adulthood. This case report describes a 2 year old girl who presented with acute heart failure and complete occlusion of the aortic arch and was subsequently diagnosed with Takayasu disease. As far as we can determine, this is the first report of such an acute and atypical presentation of Takayasu disease at such a young age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001

Keywords

  • Aortic arch occlusion
  • Paediatrics
  • Takayasu arteritis

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