Ii soffio aortico non è reumatico ma da arterite

Translated title of the contribution: Takayasu's arteritis

Angelo Ravelli, Federoca Rossi, Lucia Trial, G. Gaslini

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Abstract

Takayasu's arteritis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting mainly the aorta and its major branches. Despite being widespread, it is rarely found in Europe and it usually begins in the third decade of life. It is common among children too, and 80 per cent of cases are girls. The illness has various clinical manifestations being at the beginning non-specific: fever, malaise, anorexia and arthromyalgias. But after some months or years, signs secondary to the ischaemic vascular damage begin to appear. It is important to make an early diagnosis in order to start a therapy with steroids, before vascular lesions progress to consequences which can even lead to death. Takayasu's arteritis and, more in general, other inflammatory conditions involving the circulatory system need to be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with systemic phlogosis that is non-specific and associated with cardiac murmur.

Translated title of the contributionTakayasu's arteritis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalOcchio Clinico Pediatria
Volume6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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