Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 295-298

Improving pulmonary perfusion in a child with Takayasu's arteritis

1 Narayana Institute of Vascular Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Pediatric Rhematology, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Bhavin L Ram
Narayana Institute of Vascular Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_43_18

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Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a form of granulomatous arteritis of unknown etiology, which frequently involves pulmonary artery (PA) also. Here, we describe a report of a 14-year-old boy with TA and disabling pulmonary compromise, who was treated by PA angioplasty and stenting. The fact that he showed such a dramatic response to therapy suggests that it might be appropriate to consider improving pulmonary perfusion not only for pulmonary artery hypertension but also for its respiratory benefits.

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