n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Takayasu arteritis in pregnancy : case report
|Article Title||Takayasu arteritis in pregnancy : case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 University of Pretoria and 3 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||14 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||Hypertension, Preeclampsia, Pregnancy and Takayasu arteritis|
Takayasu arteritis is a chronic, granulomatous arteritis affecting large and medium-sized arteries. During pregnancy, maternal and foetal complications are largely as a consequence of maternal arterial hypertension. We present a case of a 35-year-old para one gravida two patient with Takayasu arteritis (group III disease) complicated by chronic hypertension and a severely dilated ascending aorta. Good blood pressure control during pregnancy is an important measure in reducing obstetric morbidity.
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