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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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Abstract

VALLEJO, Ernesto; MONTERO, Francisco J  and  ROJAS, Juan P. Takayasu arteritis and giant aneurysm in a school student: A case report. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.5, pp.270-274. ISSN 0120-5633.

Takayasu's arteritis is a vasculitis of large vessels that affects the aorta and its major branches, leading to stenosis and thrombosis, as well as aneurysm formation. An overall incidence of 2.6 cases per million per year has been reported, being lower in children. Corticosteroids are the therapy of choice, followed by immunosuppressants in cases of resistance. We report the case of a patient with Takayasu's arteritis with formation of giant aneurysm of the aorta.

Keywords : complex aneurysm; aorta; thrombosis.

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