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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 124-127

Takayasu's arteritis in a Libyan female

Department of Endocrine, Tripoli Medical Centre (Tripoli University for Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine), Tripoli, Libya

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Hawa Juma El-Shareif
The Endocrine Unit, Tripoli Medical Center, Tripoli
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmbs.ijmbs_40_19

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Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a large-vessel vasculitis that involves the aorta and its major branches. Renal arteries are frequently involved, usually with renovascular hypertension. The prevalence of TA in Arabs is low. A study of the epidemiological and clinical features of TA in Arabs included 197 identified patients between 1995 and 2012 and none of them was Libyan. We report a 61-year-old Libyan woman in whom TA manifested with hypokalemia and arterial hypertension. Previous ultrasound showed renal size asymmetry raised the possibility of renal artery stenosis. The diagnosis of TA was confirmed by magnetic resonance angiography, which showed a thickened abdominal aortic wall, occlusions of the left renal artery and left common iliac artery, stenosis of the right common iliac artery, and stenosis of both subclavian arteries. TA is rarely encountered in Arabs. However, the disease must be considered in patients who present with renovascular hypertension, in a context of other autoimmune disorders.

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