Takayasu Arteritis: A 4-year-old girl presenting with Heart Failure - Case Report and Literature Review

Amit Das, Nitu Mundhra, Chaitali Patra, Shatanik Sarkar, Nilanjan Ghosh, Shabarna Roy
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Abstract


Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic idiopathic large vessel vasculitis. TA during childhood remains a diagnostic challange due to the non-specific symptoms. Here we report a four year- old girl presenting with features of heart failure and later diagnosed as a case of childhood TA along with associated myocarditis. Though TA is rare in children, it must be considered in the differential diagnoses of children who present with heart failure.


Keywords


Takayasu arteritis, vasculitis, heart failure

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17334/jps.37810

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