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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.

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses

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