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[A rare cause of arterial hypertension in children: Takayasu arteritis].
|Title||[A rare cause of arterial hypertension in children: Takayasu arteritis].|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Fall AL, Di Bernardo S, Mivelaz Y, Meijboom EJ, Sekarski N|
|Journal||Archives de pédiatrie : organe officiel de la Sociéte française de pédiatrie|
|Date Published||2012 Jan|
Takayasu arteritis, a nonspecific inflammatory arteritis, is particularly rare in children. We report the case of a 6-year-old girl presenting with severe arterial hypertension in the upper segment associated with an inflammatory syndrome. Investigations showed coarctation of the abdominal aorta at different levels, due to Takayasu arteritis. The patient was treated with percutaneous dilatation and stent implantation as well as prolonged anti-inflammatory therapy. Arterial hypertension in children needs to be investigated until its cause, which may be rare, such as Takaysu arteritis, is determined.
|Alternate Journal||Arch Pediatr|