Takayasu arteritis in Turkey

Turkoglu C., Memis A., Payzin S., Akin M., Kultusay H., Akilli A., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.54, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Takayasu arteritis is a non-specific inflammatory process of unknown etiology affecting the aorta and its branches. A retrospective study was done in 14 patients diagnosed as Takayasu arteritis. Eleven patients were female and three were male. Ages ranged from 12 to 30 years. Seven patients had type I arteritis, three patients type II arteritis, and four patients type III Takayasu arteritis. Successful angioplasty was performed in five cases.