Chapter 17. Takayasu's Arteritis

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Yasuhisa Kitagawa MD Professor of Neurology

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch17

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Kitagawa, Y. (2009) Takayasu's Arteritis, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Tokai University School of Medicine Senior Executive Director of Tokai University Hachioji Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • Takayasu's arteritis - chronic, non-specific arteritis of unknown cause;
  • Takayaku's arterititis epdidemiology;
  • Takayaku's arterititis pathologic lesion - granulomatous angiitis;
  • pathology - Langhans-type multinucleated giant cell infiltration;
  • pathogenesis - Takayasu's arteritis and human leucocyte antigen (HLA) patterns;
  • clinical manifestations - lack of pulses in upper limbs;
  • Takayasu's arteritis diagnosis - elevated sedimentation rate (ESR);
  • Takayasu's arteritis treatment - inflammation control


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Pathology

  • Pathogenesis

  • Clinical manifestations

  • Diagnosis

  • Therapy

  • Further reading