Alisha Lakhani

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Takayasu's arteritis

I. What every physician needs to know. Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) is a large vessel vasculitis. It is also known as pulseless disease or aortic arch syndrome. It affects primarily the aorta and its primary branches. It results from idiopathic inflammation of the artery wall, causes uniform vascular stenosis, dilatation and aneurysm in 25%, and/or thrombosis.…

Microscopic polyangiitis

I. What every physician needs to know. Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) is a vasculitis in the category of small vessel vasculitides. It can be categorized as one of the Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) positive vasculitides which includes MPA, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA), formerly Wegener’s, Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA), formerly Churg-Strauss, and renal limited vasculitis. Pathophysiologically,…

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