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Indian J Nephrol. 2014 Jul;24(4):257-9. doi: 10.4103/0971-4065.133036.

Takayasu arteritis in an infant.

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  • 1Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham University, Kochi, Kerala, India.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham University, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Abstract

Takayasu arteritis (TA), a chronic inflammatory arteritis affecting the aorta and its main branches, is a rare condition mainly affecting young women in the second and third decades of life. Occurrence of TA in infants is extremely rare, with only less than 10 cases reported all over the world until date. We report a case of a 2-year-old girl who presented with hypertension and was diagnosed to have TA with bilateral renal artery stenosis and this is probably the youngest case reported from India.

KEYWORDS:

Childhood vasculitis; hypertension in infants; renovascular hypertension; takayasu arteritis

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