Takayasu Arteritis presenting as Hypertensive Encephalopathy

  • Babu P Raj Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur
  • R Anand Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur
  • BL Harikrishnan Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur
Keywords: Vasculitis, Hypertensive encephalopathy, Takayasu arteritis

Abstract

Hypertension with constitutional symptoms should make us suspect underlying vasculitis. We present a case of a 56 year old lady, who was diagnosed with hypertension since last 20 years, presented to us with features of hypertensive encephalopathy. Meticulous clinical examination revealed asymmetry of pulses and blood pressure between upper limbs. Further investigations helped us to make a diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis.

Author Biographies

Babu P Raj, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur

Professor and Unit Chief, Department of General Medicine

R Anand, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur

Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine

BL Harikrishnan, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur

Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine

Published
2016-06-30
How to Cite
Raj, B., Anand, R., & Harikrishnan, B. (2016). Takayasu Arteritis presenting as Hypertensive Encephalopathy. Kerala Medical Journal, 9(2), 71-72. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/408
Section
Case Report