Presentation of Takayasu’s arteritis in a patient with intervertebral disc prolapse

Jayashankar CA, Somasekar DS, Prachi Kala, Bhanu Prakash, Varsha Reddy K, Srikar Inuganti
DOI: 10.15305/ijrci/v2i1/70


Takayasu’s arteritis is an idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disease affecting large and medium sized arteries, especially aorta, its major branches, and the pulmonary and coronary arteries. Though the disease incidence is very rare, it may lead to prolonged morbidity and mortality. The clinical presentations are more often due to ischemic features. In certain cases, the presentation may be atypical to consider the diagnosis of Takayasu. We present here the case of a young woman diagnosed with Takayasu’s arteritis who presented with features of intervertebral disc prolapse.


Jayashankar CA, Somasekar DS, Kala P, Prakash B, Reddy K V, Inuganti S. IJRCI. 2014;2(1):CS1 (31 January 2014) DOI: 10.15305/ijrci/v2i1/70


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