What is the prevalence of Takayasu arteritis in the US?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Takayasu arteritis is estimated to affect 2.6 persons per million annually. The prevalence is 2.6-6.4 persons per million population. Any discrepancy in terms of pinpointing the prevalence is attributed to genetic factors and difficulty in diagnosis.

Between 1971 and 1983 in Olmsted County, Minnesota, three cases were recorded, thus establishing an annual incidence of 2.6 cases per million population. [12]


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