Takayasu arteritis in young male
AbstractHypertension is one of the common diseases affecting general population. The World Health Organization has concluded that hypertension is the major factor responsible for the most deaths worldwide, 12.8% per year or more than seven million. Additionally hypertension is rated third on the list of factors responsible for the burden of disease during life, as measured by disability-adjusted life-years. The study, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in the young constitute one of the major health challenges today, because of high percentage of potentially curable chance if the cause could be found. Indeed intensive study and investigations are required to unravel the underlying cause. Here we present a case of typical Takayasu arteritis presented with swelling in the right neck and hypertension.
Keywords: Hypertension, takayasu arteritis, young adults
Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice • Oct-Dec 2013 • Vol 16 • Issue 4