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Takayasu’s disease effects on the kidneys: current perspectives

Authors Li Cavoli G, Mulè G, Vallone MG, Caputo F

Received 5 January 2018

Accepted for publication 4 May 2018

Published 15 August 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 225—233


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Peer reviewers approved by Ms Justinn Cochran

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Pravin Singhal

Gioacchino Li Cavoli,1 Giuseppe Mulè,2 Mario Giuseppe Vallone,3 Flavia Caputo1

1Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplant Department, Civico and Di Cristina Hospital, Palermo, Italy; 2Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular and Renal Diseases Department, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy; 3Radiology Department, Civico and Di Cristina Hospital, Palermo, Italy

Abstract: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic vasculitis disease of unknown etiology. Clinically significant renal disease is relatively common, and renovascular hypertension is the major renal problem. The assessment of TA activity is usually challenging because vascular inflammation may progress to fixed vascular injury without findings of active disease. Until now, the best therapeutic options have not been identified. This review highlights the current perspectives of renal involvement in TA.

Keywords: arteritis, kidney involvement, large vessel vasculitis

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