Which physical findings are characteristic of Takayasu arteritis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Other significant findings include the following:

  • Amaurosis fugax

  • Focal neurologic deficits consistent with cerebral infarction or transient ischemic attack

  • Vascular bruits, most commonly in the carotid and abdominal arteries but also in the subclavian and femoral arteries

  • Myocardial infarction

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy

  • Eclampsia

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage, probably secondary to hypertension

  • Leg edema due to renal failure secondary to renal artery stenosis and glomerulonephritis

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