Dr. Prapti Reddy, Dr. Adithi K, Dr. Vivek Srivastava, Dr. Sampath Kumar
Takayasu arteritis is a rare type of large-vessel arteritis that primarily affects the aorta and its major branches. Cases of TA are under reported and under diagnosed in India. This case highlights the enigmatic nature of TA, with TIA as the presentation, while on treatment and reiterates that a high index of suspicion is required in clinical practice to make an early diagnosis of the disease. Takayasu arteritis patients constitute a management challenge because treatment options vary, depending on the stage of the disease at the time of its diagnosis. The pickup rate of TA is high in patients with suspected diagnosis. Here we present a case of a 24 year old female patient where although the clinical presentation was blurring of vision in the first attack and motor aphasia the second time suggestive of TIA, a high index of suspicion lead to the diagnosis of Takayasu’s and appropriate treatment initiated at the right time lead to recovery.
Dr. Prapti Reddy, Dr. Adithi K, Dr. Vivek Srivastava, Dr. Sampath Kumar. Unmasking takayasu arteritis-lessons to reckon. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 8, 2019, Pages 179-181