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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Pregnancy with Takayasu’s Arteritis

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Author Details : Batiston Decruse Waanbah, Swati Rathore, Santosh Joseph Benjamin, Beena Kingsbury

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 422-425

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Takayasu’s Arteritis is more common in women than men (8:1) with the peak incidence in the second and third decades, although a minority may present in their teens. The exact etiology remains unknown but it may have an autoimmune basis. It affects the aorta and its branches, leading to stenosis, thrombosis and the formation of aneurysms. During pregnancy it is associated with a number of fetal and maternal complications. The mode of delivery in patients with TA is determined by the haemodynamic status of the mother. A multidisciplinary collaboration of rheumatologists, cardiologist along with obstetricians is necessary to improve maternal and fetal outcome.

Takayasu’s Arteritis, Fetal maternal complications, Mode of delivery

How to cite : Waanbah B D, Rathore S, Benjamin S J, Kingsbury B, Pregnancy with Takayasu’s Arteritis. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2016;3(4):422-425

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