Case Report
Volume 12 Issue 9 - 2020
32 Years Old Female with Pulseless Carotid
Amal M Al Hashmi* and Said Al-Mawali
Central Stroke Unit, Neuroscience Directorate, Khoula Hospital, Ministry of Health of Oman, Muscat, Oman
*Corresponding Author: Amal M Al Hashmi, Senior Consultant Neurologist, Head Central Stroke Unit, Neuroscience Directorate, Khoula Hospital, Ministry of Health of Oman, Muscat, Oman.
Received: August 13, 2020; Published: August 27, 2020


Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory arteritis affecting large vessels, predominantly the aorta and its main branches. Wall thickening, stenosis, fibrosis and thrombus formations is the hallmark of the vessel’s inflammation seen in TA. Aneurysmal formation occurs in response to acute inflammation leading to arterial media destruction. Both sexes can be affected however it is predominately seen in female.

TA has a broad clinical spectrum of presentation varying form asymptomatic disease to devastating neurological impairments. The diagnosis of TA remains to be a challenge. The clinical presentation, negative vasculitis markers and classical radiological manifestations are all mandatory to aid to the diagnosis.

TA is a rare disease most seen in Japan, South East Asia, India and Mexico. Despite the increasing identification of young adult with TA, reports of disease in young population are still mingy practically at our part of the world. Her we report a 32 years old female from the middle east with TA.

Keywords: Takayasu Arteritis; Vasculitis; Stenosis; Thrombus; Aneurysm; Diagnosis; Stroke; Immunosuppressant Agents


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Citation: Amal M Al Hashmi and Said Al-Mawali. “32 Years Old Female with Pulseless Carotid”. EC Neurology 12.9 (2020): 78-81.

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