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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 117-120

Takayasu's arteritis associated with tuberculosis in a young Yemeni woman


Department of Medicale, Faculty of Medicine, Sana'a University, Yemen

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Ahmed Al-Motarreb
Department of Medicale, Faculty of Medicine, Sana'a University
Yemen
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DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.76804

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Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is an autoimmune disease that affects the big arteries. A possible relationship between TA and tuberculosis (TB) has been suggested. Both diseases have similar chronic inflammatory lesions and occasionally granulomas on the arterial walls. We report a case of TA associated with TB.


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