Revista Médica Electrónica
versión ISSN 1684-1824
SANTANA HERNANDEZ, Gretty et al. Takayasus’s arteritis in a woman of childbearing age: report of a case. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.5, pp. 614-619. ISSN 1684-1824.
The Takayasus's arteritis is a nonspecific, chronic, vascular, inflammatory disease, of unknown etiology, usually occluding one or more of the large branches of the aortic arch, with a high incidence in women during the childbearing age. The favorable maternal-fetal results will depend in a large extend on the multidisciplinary surveillance. Objective: Presenting the case of a pregnant woman aged 19 diagnosed with Takayasus's arteritis when she was 19 weeks pregnant. This patient went through the pregnancy and labor with no more complication than arterial hypertension at the 27 weeks of pregnancy. Being treated in the obstetric service of the Teaching Gynecoobstetric Hospital Dr. Julio R. Alfonso Medina, she showed a favorable evolution. Methodos: We reviewed the literature on the theme and its relation with pregnancy making a brief exposition of the clinical features, diagnosis, handling and prognosis of the disease.
Palabras llave : Takayasu's arteritis; arterial hypertension; non-arteriosclerotic vasculopathy; complicated pregnancy.