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Takayasu's disease: a review
Cardiology in the Young
Takayasu's disease is a rare chronic vasculitis of unknown aetiology. Initial symptoms and signs are non-specific, and a high index of suspicion is needed to make the correct diagnosis. The disease is associated with a high incidence of morbidity, and a significant risk of premature death. Serological tests have proved unreliable in distinguishing active from quiescent disease, with non-invasive imaging currently offering the best option for early diagnosis, and monitoring the response todoi:10.1017/s1047951108002060 pmid:18325145 fatcat:htxnlgv5xrfr5figy7bpvslmg4