A 38-year-old member asked:
what is takayasu arteritis?
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Dr. Alfred Kim answered
15 years experience Rheumatology
Vasculitis: Takayasu arteritis is a inflammatory condition of the large arterial vessels emerging from your heart (the aorta and branching vessels). It is unknown what the etiology is, although it is pretty clear the immune system drives this process (especially il-6). Main initial symptoms are vague (fatigue, low-grade fever) but as it progresses, the lightheadedness and a cold arm from reduced blood flow.
Answered on May 6, 2016
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