Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52--58

Pathology of Takayasu arteritis: A brief review


Pradeep Vaideeswar1, Jaya R Deshpande2 
1 Department of Pathology, (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Division), Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, BJ Wadia Children's Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Pradeep Vaideeswar
Department of Pathology (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Division), Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic idiopathic and granulomatous vasculitis, manifesting mainly as a panaortitis. Autoimmune cell-mediated immunity is probably responsible for the disease. The inflammation commences from the adventitia and progresses to the intima and leads to, both in adults and children, segmental stenosis, occlusion, dilatation, and/or aneurysm formation. This review focuses briefly on the etiopathogenesis, and describes the pathological and clinical features in adults and children.


How to cite this article:
Vaideeswar P, Deshpande JR. Pathology of Takayasu arteritis: A brief review.Ann Pediatr Card 2013;6:52-58


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Vaideeswar P, Deshpande JR. Pathology of Takayasu arteritis: A brief review. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Nov 21 ];6:52-58
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