Takayasu Arteritis: Diagnosed and Treated as Labyrinthitis

  • Conceição Aparecida Dornelas Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1692-086X
  • José Nilson Correia Neto Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
  • João Victor Furtado Peixoto de Alencar Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Nathan Andrade Veríssimo Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Keywords: Takayasu arteritis, Arteritis, Vasculiti

Abstract

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, and.progressive 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.

Author Biography

José Nilson Correia Neto, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Departamento de Patologia e Medicina LegalFaculdade de MedicinaUniversidade Federal do Ceará

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Published
2018-05-14
How to Cite
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Dornelas C, Correia Neto J, Peixoto de Alencar JV, Veríssimo N. Takayasu Arteritis: Diagnosed and Treated as Labyrinthitis. CRCP. 2(4):107-11.
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