Takayasu’s Arteritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-A Rare CoexistenceCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Savio Dsouza,
Sanyo s Villa Salmara Shankarpura Udupi District, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
Takayasu arteritis, also known as “pulseless disease” is an inflammatory disease characterized by large caliber artery inflammation. Although tuberculosis and syphilis are known to be associated with Takayasu arteritis, it is rarely found in association with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of 28-year-old Indian female with SLE, on low dose corticosteroids, she presented with hypertension and developed sudden onset of abdominal pain. She was found to have features suggestive of large vessel vasculitis. The patient was treated with one month of high dose corticosteroids and discharged. She was reviewed, once inflammation subsided and underwent procedure of placement of a self-expandable stent. She had improvement of blood pressure immediate post procedure and reduction of abdominal pain and claudication pain after two weeks of follow up to hospital. Although, SLE is known to involve small and medium-sized arteries, large vessel involvement and features of Takayasu arteritis are extremely rare, clinically.
Artery inflammation, Corticosteroids, pulseless disease Self Expandable stent
Savio Dsouza, Raviraja V Acharya, Ramachandran Padmakumar, Kusugodlu Ramamoorthi, Akshay Kumar. TAKAYASU’S ARTERITIS AND SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS-A RARE COEXISTENCE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 December [cited: 2018 Dec 16 ]; 12:OD01-OD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 03, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Jul 03, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Sep 06, 2018
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2018
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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