Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic, giant-cell vasculitis of unknown etiology, which primarily involves the aorta, its main branches and coronary and pulmonary arteries. This review focuses on the epidemiological, diagnostic, and clinical aspects of the disease, which have been changed since the first description made by Mikito Takayasu in 1908. The article also summarizes the data collected by the Italian Registry of TA in the period 1993-1998.

Takayasu's arteritis : a changing disease / Massimo Vanoli, Giulia Bacchiani, Laura Origgi, Raffaella Scorza. - In: JN. JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY. - ISSN 1121-8428. - 14:6(2001), pp. 497-505.

Takayasu's arteritis : a changing disease

Raffaella Scorza
2001

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Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic, giant-cell vasculitis of unknown etiology, which primarily involves the aorta, its main branches and coronary and pulmonary arteries. This review focuses on the epidemiological, diagnostic, and clinical aspects of the disease, which have been changed since the first description made by Mikito Takayasu in 1908. The article also summarizes the data collected by the Italian Registry of TA in the period 1993-1998.
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