Takayasu arteritis as a rare cause of ischemic stroke: A case report and review literature


  • Pakkapon Kanjanavithayakul
  • Nattaphol Uransilp
  • Pornpatr Dharmasaroja


Takayasu arteritis, stroke, stroke in the young


An 18-year-old female presented with sudden onset of transcortical motor aphasia for ten hours. She had left carotid bruit with no pulse at the right brachial, radial and ulnar arteries. Her blood pressure was different between arms. Magnetic resonance imaging/ angiography showed acute infarction at left frontoparietal lobe and occlusion of left common carotid, severe stenosis of brachiocephalic trunk, right subclavian, common carotid, and occlusion of right cervical internal carotid, and vertebral artery without the involvement of thoracic or abdominal aorta. Laboratory results reviewed elevated erythrocyte sedimentary rate and
C-reactive protein. Takayasu arteritis was diagnosed. She was treated with intravenous methylprednisolone and methotrexate.


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Kanjanavithayakul P, Uransilp N, Dharmasaroja P. Takayasu arteritis as a rare cause of ischemic stroke: A case report and review literature. J Thai Stroke Soc [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 29 [cited 2024 Jun. 26];20(1):25. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtss/article/view/246551



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