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Takayasu Arteritis (Arteritis, Takayasu's) Summary

Description: A chronic inflammatory process that affects the AORTA and its primary branches, such as the brachiocephalic artery (BRACHIOCEPHALIC TRUNK) and CAROTID ARTERIES. It results in progressive arterial stenosis, occlusion, and aneurysm formation. The pulse in the arm is hard to detect. Patients with aortitis syndrome often exhibit retinopathy.

Also Known As: Arteritis, Takayasu's; Takayasu Disease; Takayasu Syndrome; Takayasu's Arteritis; Young Female Arteritis Show All >>

Networked: 872 relevant articles (40 outcomes, 50 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Takayasu Arteritis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Methotrexate (Mexate) : 7 outcomes 1 study in 20 results : FDA 8 Generic
  2. tocilizumab : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 21 results : FDA 2
  3. infliximab (Remicade) : 5 outcomes 1 study in 20 results : FDA 2
  4. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 183 results : IBA
  5. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 15 results : IBA
  6. Prednisone (Sone) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 7 results : FDA 119 Generic
  7. mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 24 Generic
  8. adalimumab (Humira) : 2 outcomes in 5 results : FDA 2
  9. Azathioprine (Imuran) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 7 Generic
  10. Methylprednisolone : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 18 Generic
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Diseases Related to Takayasu Arteritis

  1. Giant Cell Arteritis (Horton Disease)
  2. Vasculitis (Vasculitides)
  3. Aortitis
  4. Aneurysm (Aneurysms)
  5. Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (Pulmonary Stenosis)
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Key Therapies for Takayasu Arteritis

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  1. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal) : 4 outcomes 1 study in 57 results
  2. Stents : 4 outcomes in 52 results
  3. Balloon Angioplasty : 2 outcomes 1 study in 15 results
  4. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 1 outcome in 3 results
  5. Immunotherapy : 1 outcome in 2 results
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