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Pages 174-176 (May - June 2015)
Case report
DOI: 10.1016/j.reumae.2014.12.009
Takayasu's Arteritis in the Newborn: A Diagnosis to Suspect
Arteritis de Takayasu en el recién nacido, un diagnóstico que sospechar
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Gabriel Vega-Cornejo
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, Jigal Meza-Beltrán
Servicio de Reumatología Pediátrica, Hospital General de Occidente, Guadalajara, Mexico
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Takayasu arteritis is a vasculitis that affects the aorta, and its large branches, including renal, coronary and pulmonary arteries. This is a case report of a newborn who had early onset sepsis, vascular imaging reported aneurysms in the thoracic and abdominal aorta, with decreased distal pulses, a blood pressure difference >10mmHg and angiographic changes, integrating the diagnose of Takayasu's arteritis.

Keywords:
Takayasu's arteritis
Neonate
Infection
Vasculitis
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La arteritis de Takayasu es una vasculitis de grandes vasos, afecta principalmente a la aorta, a sus ramas principales, incluyendo las arterias renales, coronarias y pulmonares. Se reporta un caso de recién nacido hospitalizado desde su nacimiento por proceso séptico, en el cual se encuentran aneurismas a nivel de aorta descendente y abdominal. El paciente cursa con disminución de pulsos distales, predominio en extremidad inferior izquierda, discrepancia mayor a 10mmHg en toma de TA en 4 extremidades, así como cambios angiográficos en aorta integrándose el diagnóstico de arteritis de Takayasu.

Palabras clave:
Takayasu
Neonato
Infección
Vasculitis

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