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My sister had takayasu arteritis known before 5months ago . giving treatment now.but doctors are said there is no longer life.plz tell another solutio?

My sister had takayasu arteritis known before 5months ago . giving treatment now.but doctors are said there is no longer life.plz tell another solutio?

I don't understand: what you mean by "there is no longer life" Please restate the question so that we can come up with a helpful answer ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is a term for inflammation of an artery. Many conditions that cause arteritis are caused by a person's own ...Read more


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Would someone with temporal arteritis go blind very fast if left untreated? Or could someone have it for a long time untreated & not go blind?

Would someone with temporal arteritis go blind very fast if left untreated? Or could someone have it for a long time untreated & not go blind?

TA: Blindness due to temporal arteritis comes from occlusion of the artery that supplies blood flow to the eye. Occlusion happens suddenly - sight one minute and blind the next. Not everyone with TA becomes blind but that is the major risk of the disease and the reason that we treat aggressively and early. ...Read more

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What is the long-term outlook for polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis?

What is the long-term outlook for polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis?

Good: If treated correctly and before there is vascular damage (e.G vision loss) from gca, usually they go away after a few years of treatment with minimal residual consequences (mostly from the steroids used to treat). ...Read more

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What are the tests for arteritis?

What are the tests for arteritis?

ANCA and clinical: Anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody may be present, but clinical examination essential to assess if angiography, histology or other immunologic assays required. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is arteritis?

What sort of problem is arteritis?

Arteritis: This is inflammation of an arterial blood vessel. This is caused either by allergy to a drug where the body thinks the drug is foreign and needs to be removed. Other times the body just reacts against the blood vessels, causing blockage, usually accompanied by a rash, fever, damage to organs the blood vessel supplies ie kidney, lung skin, eye, brain, joint ...Read more

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What can I do to not get arteritis?

What can I do to not get arteritis?

No known prevenion: The term "arteritis" simply means inflamed arteries. It is part of a larger group of diseases known as vasculitis. They are autoimmune in nature with most having no known mechanism. Some forms of vasculitis are associated with hepatitis b and some are result of medications and infections. Several types have genetic and ethnic predisposition such as bechet's disease and takayasu's arteritis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arteritis?

Almost anything: Almost anything. Depends which part of the body or which system is involved. Rheumatology evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove arteritis?

Treat inflammation.: Arteritis refers to inflammation of arteries. This is not something that can be removed by surgery, but often is something that can be treated by anti-inflammation medications such as steroids, including prednisone. ...Read more