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Does takayasu arteritis attack further arteries?

How does one know if Takayasu Arteritis goes on to attack further arteries having been told it is in the aorta and subclavian at diagnosis?

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There is no documented evidence that suggests Takayasu Arteritis (vasculitis) attacks further arteries after initial episode. This is a condition of flare up’s and remission. Early diagnosis and management of condition and monitoring provides a good long term prognosis.  Monitoring is essential to identify any vessel narrowing or aneurysm development so this can be treated promptly and also reduce impact on surrounding vessels/organs. Hopefully this will help you.

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