Takayasu disease (also referred to as Takayasu arteritis) is a chronic inflammation of the aorta and it's branch arteries. Takayasu disease is most common of Women of Asian descent and usually begins between 10 and 30 years of age. Symptoms include: painful extremities, dizziness, headaches, chest and abdominal pain, and a low-grade fever. Treatment for Takayasu disease includes cortisone medication to suppress the inflammation. Read more: Takayasu Disease Article
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