Case Reports in Clinical Practice 2017. 2(4):107-111.

Takayasu Arteritis: Diagnosed and Treated as Labyrinthitis
Conceição Aparecida Dornelas, José Nilson Correia Neto, João Victor Furtado Peixoto de Alencar, Nathan Andrade Veríssimo


The objective of this paper is to report a case of a patient with Takayasu arteritis (TA), diagnosed and treated as labyrinthitis for two years, with brief review of the literature. A 36-year-old woman, who presented vertigo, falling on the ground for losing consciousness for a few seconds, loss of left vision, was admitted to the emergency with headache and impalpable carotid pulses. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ECR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) serological tests were increased; however, the ANF (Antinuclear factor), venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FT-ABS) were negative. After aortography, she developed convulsive seizures, loss of consciousness, hemodynamic instability, and death. The cause of death was distributive shock.


Takayasu arteritis; Arteritis; Vasculiti

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