Heart and Vessels

, Volume 7, Supplement 1, pp 48–54

Takayasu arteritis in Japan

  • Keizo Koide

DOI: 10.1007/BF01744544

Cite this article as:
Koide, K. Heart Vessels (1992) 7(Suppl 1): 48. doi:10.1007/BF01744544


Takayasu arteritis is a disease on which many investigations have been conducted to determine its causes, clinical features and treatment, since 1908 when it was reported by Dr. Takayasu.

The first nationwide epidemiological survey on Takayasu arteritis was conducted over 3 years from 1973 through 1975 by a research group on “aortitis syndrome”, a disease specified by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Another nationwide survey on this disease over a period of 3 years was carried out from 1982 through 1984 by a research group focusing on “systemic vascular lesion”, another disease specified by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

The present study reports on the combined results of these two nationwide epidemiological surveys.

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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keizo Koide
    • 1
  1. 1.The Third Department of Internal MedicineTeikyo University, School of Medicine, Ichihara HospitalChibaJapan

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