When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of Takayasu arteritis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Management of Takayasu arteritis is long-term. Inpatient care is limited to managing acute manifestations of the disease, which usually result in complications from organ failure, stroke, pregnancy, seizures, and intracranial hemorrhage. Intensive care unit (ICU) admission is indicated for patients with critical deterioration.


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