Takayasu's arteritis in Turkey - clinical and angiographic features of 248 patients


Bicakcigil M., Aksu K., Kamali S., Ozbalkan Z., Ates A., Karadag O., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.27, no.1, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Abstract

Objective. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic, inflammatory vasculitis affecting the aorta and its major branches. Although it is more, prevalent in Far-East Asia, the distribution of the disease is worldwide with different vascular involvement patterns and clinical manifestations. The objective of this study was to evaluate the demographic, clinical, angiographic and prognostic features of TA patients in Turkey.