Takayasu arteritis in young male

  • BS Patil
  • UG Rajoor

Abstract

Hypertension 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

Author Biographies

BS Patil
Department of Medicine, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Manjushree nagar, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
UG Rajoor
Department of Medicine, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Manjushree nagar, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Published
2013-09-18
Section
Articles

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