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Journal of Case Reports
Takayasu Arteritis Presenting with Acute Critical Ischemia of Bilateral Lower Limbs
Mohd Al-Baqlish Mohd Firdaus1, Mohammad Arif Shahar1, Ainon Mohd Mokhtar2, Hilmi Abdullah1
1Department of Internal Medicine, Kulliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Hospital Campus, 25150 Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia; 2Department of Medicine, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, 25150 Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Mohd Al-Baqlish Bin Mohd Firdaus
Email: baqlish@iium.edu.my
Received: 22-MAY-2019 Accepted: 05-OCT-2019 Published Online: 20-OCT-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2019.0057
Background: Takayasu arteritis is a rare systemic vasculitis affecting large arteries. Case Report: In this case report, we will be discussing an uncommon presentation of Takayasu arteritis with critical limbs ischemia of bilateral lower limbs. Conclusion: Takayasu arteritis should be suspected in a young patient presenting with critical limb ischemia especially in a patient without traditional risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardio-embolism. We also share our experience in managing the acute presentation of Takayasu arteritis in our setting. 
Keywords : Atherosclerosis, Embolism, Ischemia, Systemic Vasculitis, Takayasu Arteritis.
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