Stenting in Takayasu’s Arteritis: A Case Report

  • Mohd Zahid Hussain Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
  • Md. Tariqul Islam Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
  • Tahmina Karim Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
  • Shakhawat Alam Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
  • Mostafizur Rahman Bhuiyan Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
  • Shima Bhadra Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.

Abstract

Takayasu arteritis (TA), also known as idiopathic medial aortopathy or pulseless disease, is a granulomatous large vessel vasculitis that predominantly affects the aorta and its major branches. It may also affect the pulmonary arteries. The exact cause is not well known but the pathology is thought to be similar to giant cell arteritis. There is segmental and patch granulomatous inflammation of the aorta which results in stenosis, thrombosis and aneurysm formation. Half of the patients present with an initial systemic illness whereas the other 50% present with late-phase complications. There is a strong female predominance (F: M ~ 9:1), an increased prevalence in Asian populations, and it tends to affect younger patients (<50 years of age). The typical age of onset is at around 15-30 years of age. Here, it is reported a case of 9 years old girl with Takayasu’s arteritis.

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Author Biographies

Mohd Zahid Hussain, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
Chairman, Department of Paediatric Cardiology
Md. Tariqul Islam, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Cardiology
Tahmina Karim, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Cardiology
Shakhawat Alam, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Cardiology
Mostafizur Rahman Bhuiyan, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
Medical Officer, Department of Paediatric Cardiology
Shima Bhadra, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.
Medical Officer, Department of Paediatric Cardiology
Published
2018-11-22
How to Cite
Hussain, M., Islam, M., Karim, T., Alam, S., Bhuiyan, M., & Bhadra, S. (2018). Stenting in Takayasu’s Arteritis: A Case Report. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 44(2), 109-112. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v44i2.38706
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Case Report