Aortic and coronary calcifications in Takayasu arteritis


Seyahi E. , Ucgul A. , Olgun D. C. , Ugurlu S., Akman C., Tutar O., ...Daha Fazla

SEMINARS IN ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM, cilt.43, ss.96-104, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2012.11.001
  • Dergi Adı: SEMINARS IN ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.96-104

Özet

Objectives: Atherosclerosis is well recognized in Takayasu arteritis (TAK) and the associated plaques tend to be more common in areas of arteritis. We now report arterial wall calcification in a large group of TAK patients and controls. We hypothesized that the degree of coronary artery calcification would point to a systemic effect of inflammation while that in the thoracic aorta more of local inflammation.