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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 873) Last page : ( 874)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00163.9

A Case Report on Takayasu's arteritis associated Aortic Regurgitation

Dhivya K*, Sonia B, Shabha Gulshan E, Leelavathi T

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharm-D, Sri Venkateswara College of Pharmacy, Chittoor-517127

*Corresponding Author E-mail: divyapharmd@gmail.com

Online published on 29 April, 2017.

Abstract

Takayasu arteritis (TA), a rare large vessel vasculitis that affects aorta and its major branches. This report describes a 27 year-old woman who presented with dyspnoea on exertion and leg edema. Echocardiography revealed increased left ventricular volume and severe aortic regurgitation (AR). Aortic valve replacement (AVR) was performed. Histological study and other postoperative examinations revealed Takayasu's arteritis (TA). Patient was treated with steroid therapy.

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Keywords

Takayasu arteritis, Aortic regurgitation, Aortic valve replacement.

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