, Takayasu's syndrome

, Takayasu's syndrome (synonym sickness absence pulse) - a disease caused by obliterating Takayasu large vessels departing from the aorta. Etiology and pathogenesis is not clear. More common in young women. Symptoms: weakness of the muscles of the upper half of the body, headaches and dizziness, visual disturbances, growing in the standing, disorders of memory and consciousness. Hands pale and cold. On one of the radial arteries, rarely on both, no palpable pulse and not determined by blood pressure. Disease duration from 2 to 14 years. The prognosis is unfavorable. Used for treatment of hormonal (prednisolone and others), and antihistamines (Dimedrol, pipolfen and others) drugs, phenylbutazone, amidopyrine. Make reconstructive operations on the affected vessels are replaced with their vascular prostheses.