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Co-existing sarcoidosis and Takayasu arteritis: report of a case.

Hamzaoui A, Salem R, Klii R, Harzallah O, Berriche O, Golli M, Mahjoub S - Int Arch Med (2011)

Bottom Line: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic vasculitis of unknown origin, affecting mainly the aorta and its main branches.It has been described in association with various auto-immune disorders (mainly inflammatory digestive tract diseases).We report a case of a 34 year-old woman, with one year history of sarcoidosis, who presented with asymmetric high hypertension revealing inflammatory humeral, axillary and subclavian arteritis related to TA, successfully treated by steroid and immunosuppressive therapy(MethotrexateR).

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine- Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital- Monastir- Tunisia. hamzaoui.amira@yahoo.fr.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic vasculitis of unknown origin, affecting mainly the aorta and its main branches. As a result of the inflammation, stenosis, occlusion or dilatation of the involved vessels may occur and cause a wide range of symptoms. It has been described in association with various auto-immune disorders (mainly inflammatory digestive tract diseases). However, only few cases of TA associated with sarcoidosis have been reported, raising the question of an association by chance.

Case report: We report a case of a 34 year-old woman, with one year history of sarcoidosis, who presented with asymmetric high hypertension revealing inflammatory humeral, axillary and subclavian arteritis related to TA, successfully treated by steroid and immunosuppressive therapy(MethotrexateR).

Conclusion: TA and sarcoidosis may be related, rising the hypothesis that TA or Takayasu arteritis-like granulomatous vasculitis may be, in fact, a complication of sarcoidosis.

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USCD of the right carotid artery showing circumferential parietal swelling interesting the left subclavian artery reducing his superficies of 76% and demodulating the Doppler spectrum
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Figure 1: USCD of the right carotid artery showing circumferential parietal swelling interesting the left subclavian artery reducing his superficies of 76% and demodulating the Doppler spectrum

Mentions: An Ultra Sound Colour Doppler (USCD) was performed showing a circumferential parietal swelling interesting the left subclavian artery reducing his superficies of 76%, demodulating the Doppler spectrum and edema of the vessl wall[Figure 1]. These data were confirmed by MR-agniography.


Co-existing sarcoidosis and Takayasu arteritis: report of a case.

Hamzaoui A, Salem R, Klii R, Harzallah O, Berriche O, Golli M, Mahjoub S - Int Arch Med (2011)

USCD of the right carotid artery showing circumferential parietal swelling interesting the left subclavian artery reducing his superficies of 76% and demodulating the Doppler spectrum
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: USCD of the right carotid artery showing circumferential parietal swelling interesting the left subclavian artery reducing his superficies of 76% and demodulating the Doppler spectrum
Mentions: An Ultra Sound Colour Doppler (USCD) was performed showing a circumferential parietal swelling interesting the left subclavian artery reducing his superficies of 76%, demodulating the Doppler spectrum and edema of the vessl wall[Figure 1]. These data were confirmed by MR-agniography.

Bottom Line: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic vasculitis of unknown origin, affecting mainly the aorta and its main branches.It has been described in association with various auto-immune disorders (mainly inflammatory digestive tract diseases).We report a case of a 34 year-old woman, with one year history of sarcoidosis, who presented with asymmetric high hypertension revealing inflammatory humeral, axillary and subclavian arteritis related to TA, successfully treated by steroid and immunosuppressive therapy(MethotrexateR).

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine- Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital- Monastir- Tunisia. hamzaoui.amira@yahoo.fr.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic vasculitis of unknown origin, affecting mainly the aorta and its main branches. As a result of the inflammation, stenosis, occlusion or dilatation of the involved vessels may occur and cause a wide range of symptoms. It has been described in association with various auto-immune disorders (mainly inflammatory digestive tract diseases). However, only few cases of TA associated with sarcoidosis have been reported, raising the question of an association by chance.

Case report: We report a case of a 34 year-old woman, with one year history of sarcoidosis, who presented with asymmetric high hypertension revealing inflammatory humeral, axillary and subclavian arteritis related to TA, successfully treated by steroid and immunosuppressive therapy(MethotrexateR).

Conclusion: TA and sarcoidosis may be related, rising the hypothesis that TA or Takayasu arteritis-like granulomatous vasculitis may be, in fact, a complication of sarcoidosis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus