What are possible complications of Takayasu arteritis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The overall morbidity in Takayasu arteritis depends on the severity of the lesions and their consequences. Complications of the disease include the following:

  • Stroke
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Seizures
  • Graft stenosis and/or occlusion
  • Ischemia
  • Organ failure
  • Complications of hypertension (eg, aortic dissection [18] )
  • Fetal injury
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Retinopathy
  • Renovascular hypertension

Long-term use of corticosteroids can lead to infection, adrenal suppression, cataracts, hyperglycemia, hypertension (which complicates blood pressure control), osteoporosis, and aseptic necrosis.


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