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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more


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What is takayasu arteritis?

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. ...Read more

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What causes takayasu arteritis?

Unknown: The cause of it is idiopathic or really unknown cause. ...Read more

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Takayasu arteritis--causes and cures?

Takayasu arteritis--causes and cures?

Steroids or surgery: Prednisone/ steroids are the main way of treatment. Some patients will require open bypass surgery in case of steroid resistance. Causes are idiopathic or unknown. It is an autoimmune disease affecting the wall of large blood vessels causing narrowing by fibrosis. ...Read more

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Do you know about takayasu arteritis?

Do you know about takayasu arteritis?

Yes: This a form of vasculitis generally sen in younger individuals in their 20s or 30 s with varied symptoms. It generally involves the largest blood vessels especially the aorta and can cause significant problems of lack of blood flow to brain and other major organs. Also notables are symptoms of fatigue and possible fever. Need immediate attention and treatment often with high dose steroid drugs or ...Read more

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Does anybody treat takayasu arteritis?

Does anybody treat takayasu arteritis?

Steroids or surgery: Prednisone/ steroids are the main way of treatment. Some patients will require open bypass surgery in case of steroid resistance. ...Read more

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Does anybody know about takayasu arteritis?

Does anybody know about takayasu arteritis?

Form of vasculits: Takayasu arteritis is an autoimmune disease that "attacks" the larger arteries leading to inflammation and blockage of blood flow. It affects typically females age 20's-30's and has some ethnic distribution in people of middle eastern and Asian descent. Symptoms are varied but the blockage of blood flow leads to possible internal organ damage or limb injury. ...Read more

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If I get takayasu arteritis, what are the symptoms?

It depends: It depends on the vessels involved and the severity of the involvement. The most common symptoms are those that related to reduced blood flow to the brain or arms. ...Read more

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How the disease takayasu arteritis will be treated?

Corticosteroids: At present corticosteroids are the mainstay but other medications include cytotoxic drugs and those used for connective tissue diseases. The activity is assessed by lab and imaging. Your physician will assess your activity and help decide your best approach. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a normal healthy life with takayasu arteritis?

Depends85%: RTakayasu`s arteritis is a granulomatous giant cell arteritis that involves the aortic arch and can affect the arteries to the carotid, pulmonary, subclavian and even coronary arteries. The major treatment is prednisone, starting with high doses, mycophenolate, and tocilzumab. Bypass grafting, stents have been done. Many are young Asian women and with treatment many can live a normal life. ...Read more

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Is takayasu arteritis deadly?

Is takayasu arteritis deadly?

Unusual: Really unusual. This will depend on the artery that is involved with the disease, for example if renal arteries are involved the patient can developed severe high blood pressure and possible renal failure which can lead to death ...Read more

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Is takayasu arteritis really deadly?

It can be: This large vessel vasculitis can have very severe complications, even fatal ones if it is not aggressively treated. ...Read more

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How will the disease takayasu arteritis be treated and prevented?

Steroids, surgery: Treatment typically with immune suppressants like steroids. In resistant cases surgical bypass is offered. No known way to prevent it. ...Read more

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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

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Takayasu arteritis what r the test to no if I have this I'm getting thick tough temporal artery with pain around my ear?

Takayasu arteritis what r the test to no if I have this I'm getting thick tough temporal artery with pain around my ear?

Wrong vasculitis: Tenderness around the temporal artery is quite suggestive of temporal arteritis, a type of vasculitis that most surgeons call giant cell arteritis. If you truly are concerned i'd suggest seeing your pcp right away as untreated temporal arteritis can lead to blindness. Takayasu's ateritis affects the medium sized vessels of the body such as carotid and subclavian arteries. Temp artery is too small. ...Read more

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Takayasu arteritis? Can I have this I'm 21 no health problems just that I get this temple artery that gets thick & tough with pain around my ear

No: Anything is possible but your description does not suggest this diagnosis. In addition, giant cell arteritis is incredibly rare in a 21 year old. ...Read more

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Could takayasu's arteritis be cured?

Once: Circulation to arm is corrected, some medications may help control vasculitis. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Takayasu Arteritis (Definition)

It is an inflammation of large blood vessels (e.g., aorta) ...Read more


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