Takayasu arteritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the aorta (the large artery that leaves the heart) and its major branches.
This category includes two disorders, only one of which-Takayasu arteritis (TA)-is found in children and adolescents.
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Other patients may develop inflammation of an artery (arteritis) in their arms or legs.
Patients with Takayasu arteritis often require surgical repair of damaged arteries.
NINDS Vasculitis Including Temporal Arteritis Information Page.
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