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Does anybody know about takayasu arteritis?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Greenfield
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