Takayasu Arteritis Initially Mimicking Infective Endocarditis

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Aytekin Alcelik *
Sevim Karacay
Ismail Necati Hakyemez
Busra Akin
Serkan Ozturk
Haluk Savli
(*) Corresponding Author:
Aytekin Alcelik | aytekinalcelik@yahoo.com

Abstract

Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects large vessels, predominantly the aorta and main branches, leading to vessel wall thickening, fibrosis and stenosis. Cardiac and vascular symptoms are also commonly present at disease onset. In TA with thoracic or abdominal involvement, although murmur can be present as a physical examination finding, the pulse difference may be absent. Here, we mention a case of TA who initially looked like infective endocarditis and had widespread thoracic murmur.


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Aytekin Alcelik

Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Medical Faculty, Bolu

Sevim Karacay

Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Medical Faculty, Bolu

Ismail Necati Hakyemez

Department of Clinical Microbiology, Izzet Baysal Medical Faculty, Bolu

Busra Akin

Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Medical Faculty, Bolu

Haluk Savli

Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Medical Faculty, Bolu