Takayasu's Arteritis in Pregnancy
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Case Report
A 25-year-old primigravida was admitted in the hospital as pregnancy with chronic hypertension (not on any antihypertensives), at 36 completed weeks in active labor. She was a known case of active TA on treatment (taking prednisolone 2?mg, aspirin 150?mg, and clopidogrel 75?mg OD.) She was booked and supervised throughout her pregnancy at the same hospital, in liaison with cardiologists. Her past and personal histories were thoroughly reviewed in outpatient department; she had been a bidi smoker since teenage, one-two per day. She had surgical correction of complete stenosis of right common carotid artery (CCA) and right vertebral and subclavian artery by percutaneous stenting of right brachiocephalic (size 7 × 39?mm) and right CCA (size 9 × 30?mm) in some peripheral hospital. She had no history of other comorbidities like IBD and sinusitis. She had an uneventful antenatal and intrapartum period and delivered a healthy neonate weighing 2.8?kg. During her postpartum period, all necessary investigations were done and consultations were taken, and she was discharged on drugs after one week in stable condition, with the advice for regular follow-up and abstinence from smoking. During her subsequent visits, her MRA scan showed markedly attenuated flow in left CCA, for which she was conservatively managed by cardiologist.....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318617/
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