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Reumatologia/Rheumatology
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1/2017
vol. 55
 
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Case report

Palpable mass of the neck in the course of Takayasu arteritis

Karolina Andrzejewska
,
Aleksandra Starba
,
Maria Misterska-Skóra
,
Piotr Wiland
,
Maciej Guziński

Reumatologia 2017; 55, 1: 48–52
Online publish date: 2017/03/22
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Takayasu arteritis is a rare, idiopathic inflammatory disease of the aorta and its major branches, usually affecting young women of Asian descent. In the course of the disease stenosis, occlusions as well as dilatations and aneurysms of vessels occur. Because of many possible localizations of pathological changes, the symptoms have a wide range, but the most common are a weak pulse or its absence on the brachial artery and a difference in systolic pressure above 10 mm Hg between the upper extremities. Here we present a case report of a young woman with Takayasu arteritis, who presented a palpable mass in the back of her neck, significantly diminished after treatment with glucocorticoids.
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vasculitis, glucocorticoids, neck tumor, Takayasu arteritis




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