Takayasu’s Arteritis: Rare Cause of Hypertension in Children

  • Reshma Dhakal Lamichhane Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ram Hari Chapagain Kanti Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Nepal


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v38i2.20551

Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a large vessel vasculitis that involves the aorta, its major branches and pulmonary arteries. Diagnosis of TA during childhood remains challenging due to the non-specific symptoms. We report a six years age boy with unresolved hypertension who was later diagnosed as childhood TA. Oral corticosteroid was started 2mg/kg/day. TA is rare in children; Childhood TA must be considered in children who present with, hypertension and increased acute phase reactants.

Keywords: children, Takayasu’s arteritis,Steroids   
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