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Pediatría (Asunción)

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MOREL, Zoilo et al. Takayasu arteritis in a child: A case report. Pediatr. (Asunción) [online]. 2017, vol.44, n.1, pp.56-61. ISSN 1683-9803.


Takayasu arteritis is a systemic vasculitis of autoimmune etiology, which mainly affects large vessels such as the aorta and its main branches. It is uncommon in pediatric age, with range between 10 and 18 years, with predominance of the female sex.

Clinical Case:

A 13-year-old boy with asthenia, multiple syncope, weight loss, intermittent claudication and progressive respiratory difficulty of 4 months of evolution. Hypotrophic, marked pallor, profuse sweating, superior limbs cold and without palpable pulses; Lower limbs with palpable pulses, where high blood pressure values are found (240/70 mmHg). Laboratory analysis reveals anemia, with a normal immunological profile. The involvement of the aorta, carotid and renal vessels by images is confirmed. Satisfactory evolution with the treatment established.

Palavras-chave : Vasculitis; arteritis; takayasu; children..

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