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Visual loss is a feared symptom and may be sudden and painless, affecting part or all of the visual field. Diplopia may also occur. Giant cell arteritis is the most common type of primary systemic vasculitis with an incidence of 200/million population/year. Treatment is with high dose corticosteroids (40-60 mg/day), which should be started as soon as the diagnosis is suspected to avoid visual loss. The diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy of the affected artery, done within 24 hours of starting corticosteroids.
Recommendations for treatment Treatment recommendations Recommending treatment for renal artery stenosis is difficult with the quality of the evidence available and the paucity of controlled trials. Surgical revascularisation is rarely indicated but may have a role in patients for whom angioplasty or stenting is not technically feasible or in patients with complex disease having abdominal vascular surgery. Nephrectomy (by minimally invasive surgery) may be considered in patients with unilateral disease whose blood pressure cannot be controlled because of a small or poorly functioning kidney.
Com Takayasu’s arteritis x Granulomatous inflammation of aorta and its major branches x Usually occurs in patients younger than 50 years Aorta (large artery) Renal artery (medium sized artery) Lobar artery (medium sized artery) Arcuate artery (small artery) Interlobular artery (small artery) Giant cell (temporal) arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis Arteriole Polyarteritis nodosa and Kawasaki disease Glomerulus Microscopic polyangiitis, Wegener's granulomatosis and Churg-Strauss syndrome Henoch Schönlein purpura, essential cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis and antiglomerular basement membrane antibody mediated disease Spectrum of systemic vasculitides organised according to predominant size of vessels affected (adapted from Jennette et al, Arthritis Rheum 1994;37:187-92) 300 250 Treatment with immunosuppression C reactive protein (mg/l) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm/h) 200 150 100 50 da ys 40 da ys 27 da ys 21 12 da ys 0 ag n tre osis at an m d en t Takayasu’s arteritis Takayasu’s arteritis is most common in Asia and the Far East and affects women more than men.
ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease by Richard Donnelly, Nick J. M. London