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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 719-721

Recurrent first-trimester abortion in a young female: Rare presentation of Takayasu arteritis


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Safdurjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Nikhil Gupta
Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.197291

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Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic, progressive, autoimmune, idiopathic, and large-vessel vasculitis that usually affects young adults, especially females. TA primarily affects the aorta and its major branches, the coronary arteries, and the pulmonary arteries. Recurrent pregnancy loss is usually defined as three or more consecutive losses occurring at <20 weeks' gestation of a clinically recognized pregnancy. Common causes of recurrent fetal loss include anatomic, chromosomal, hormonal, infectious, or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. However, to the best of our knowledge, TA causing recurrent fetal loss has not been described in the literature. We present such a rare case of a patient who presented with hemoptysis as her presenting complaint and also had a recurrent first-trimester abortion.


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