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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196-199

Tuberculosis: Cause or association in a young female with Takayasu arteritis with dilated cardiomyopathy


Department of General Medicine, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Kekathi Vidyasagar
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of General Medicine, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.241287

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Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare, systemic, and inflammatory large-vessel vasculitis of unknown etiology. A possible relationship between TA and tuberculosis (TB) has been suggested. Both diseases have similar chronic inflammatory lesions and occasionally granulomas on the arterial walls. Although TA may present in many ways, its presentation as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is rare. We hereby report a case of TA with DCM, associated with TB.


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