Definition: 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.
Other names Pulseless Disease; Arteritis, Takayasu's; Aortitis Syndrome; Young Female Arteritides; Takayasus Arteritis; Syndrome, Aortitis; Female Arteritis, Young; Female Arteritides, Young; Disease, Takayasu; Arteritis, Young Female; Arteritis, Takayasus; Arteritis, Takayasu; Arteritides, Young Female; Young Female Arteritis; Takayasu's Arteritis; Takayasu Syndrome; Takayasu Disease
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