Case Report
Volume 7 Issue 8 - 2018
Subclavian Artery Stenosis as a Hint of Takayasu Disease Diagnosis
Samah Alasrawi1*, Lemis Yavuz2 and Sinan Yavuz3
1Specialist Pediatric Cardiologist, AlJalila Children Heart Center, Dubai, UAE
2Specialist Pediatric, Al Jalila Children hospital, UAE
3Specialist Pediatric, Al Qasimi Women and Children Hospital, UAE
*Corresponding Author: Samah Alasrawi, Specialist Pediatric Cardiologist, AlJalila Children Heart center, Dubai, UAE.
Received: May 23, 2018; Published: July 10, 2018
Citation: Samah Alasrawi., et al. “Subclavian Artery Stenosis as a Hint of Takayasu Disease Diagnosis”. EC Paediatrics 7.8 (2018): 734-736.
Abstract
Introduction: Takayasu arteritis is a rare, systemic, inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology [1]. It can manifest as isolated, atypical, and/or catastrophic disease. It can involve any or all of the major organ systems [1,2]. Takayasu arteritis is an inflammatory disease of large- and medium-sized arteries, with a predilection for the aorta and its branches. Advanced lesions demonstrate a pan arteritis with intimal proliferation [3].
Objective: To present a case which confirmed as Takayasu by discovering the subclavian artery stenosis.
Case Relate: 12 years old girl presented with weakness, tiredness and musculoskeletal pain from about 6 months, the pain associated sometimes with low grade of fever.
Labs showed high inflammatory parameters
MRA (Magnetic resonance angiography) Showed sever stenosis in the subclavian artery near its origin from aortic arch.
Cardiac cath done and showed sever stenosis in the origin of the subclavian artery from the aortic arch, other arteries looked. So diagnosed as Takayasu disease, Prednisolone was started and referred to the cardio vascular team.
Conclusion: Takayasu is a rare disease, increased awareness of this condition leading to timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment may improve outcomes in this rare, yet potentially devastating, disease.
Diagnosis of the chronic diseases is difficult most the time, so we have to consternate on the physical examination because sometimes simple findings will lead to the correct diagnosis and then to the correct management.
Keywords: Takayasu Disease; Subclavian Artery; Stenosis
Copyright: © 2018 Samah Alasrawi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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