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
Keywords: children, Takayasu’s arteritis, Steroids

Abstract

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.

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Author Biographies

Reshma Dhakal Lamichhane, Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Paediatrician

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

Senior Consultant Paediatrician

Published
2019-01-11
How to Cite
Lamichhane, R., & Chapagain, R. H. (2019). Takayasu’s Arteritis: Rare Cause of Hypertension in Children. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 38(2), 140-142. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v38i2.20551
Section
Case Reports