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Author Am, Ajnr ♦ Pinheiro, Lisa Winer ♦ Leblang, Suzanne D. ♦ Romano, Jose ♦ Forteza, Alex
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Helical Ct Angiography ♦ Acute Diagnosis ♦ Emergency Room ♦ Young Woman ♦ Cns Complication ♦ Catastrophic Presentation ♦ Initial Manifestation ♦ Insidious Disease ♦ Aortic Arch ♦ Takayasu Ar-teritis ♦ Blood Pressure ♦ Aor-tic Dissection ♦ Clinical Sign ♦ Phase Ensues ♦ Unrecognized Be-cause ♦ Takayasu Arteritis ♦ Left Hemispheric Stroke ♦ Great Vessel ♦ Thickened Wall
Abstract Summary: Recently, a young woman presented acutely with a left hemispheric stroke and differing blood pressures in the arms as her initial manifestation of Takayasu’s ar-teritis. Helical CT angiography, performed to rule out aor-tic dissection, revealed a thickened wall of the aortic arch with stenoses and occlusions of the great vessels, suggesting the diagnosis. The sequence of imaging studies and findings in this unusually catastrophic presentation of a typically insidious disease are highlighted. Takayasu’s arteritis is a disease that afflicts young women and often goes unrecognized be-cause its clinical signs and symptoms are so non-specific, particularly during the acute (prepulseless) phase. Later, an occlusive (pulseless) phase ensues and is associated with CNS complications in up to
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 1983-01-01