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Takayasu arteritis


Other Names for this Disease
  • TA
  • Young female arteritis
  • Takayasu disease
  • Pulseless disease
  • Aortic arch syndrome
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Treatment

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How might Takayasu arteritis be treated?

The treatment of Takayasu arteritis is focused on controlling both the inflammatory process and hypertension . Treatment options might include: corticosteroids, medications that block the activity of interkeukin-6 (iL-6 receptor inhibitors), medications that impair the activity of B-lymphocyets (B-cell depletion), medications that are toxic to cells (cytotoxic agents), medications that block the activity of tumor necrosis factor (anti-tumor necrosis factor agents), and antihypertensive agents. Lifestyle modification including exercise and diet might additionally be recommended.

For additional information on the treatment of Takayasu arteritis, please reference the Medscape article. You may need to register to view the article, but registration is free.


Last updated: 12/7/2015

References
  1. Jefferson R Roberts. Takayasu Arteritis Treatment and Management. December 08, 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/332378-treatment. Accessed 12/4/2015.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Takayasu arteritis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
  • Orphanet lists European clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition. 
Other Names for this Disease
  • TA
  • Young female arteritis
  • Takayasu disease
  • Pulseless disease
  • Aortic arch syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.