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Tuberculosis and Takayasu arteritis: case-based review

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This report presents a case of co-occurrence of Takayasu arteritis (TA) and multiorgan tuberculosis (TB) in a 20-year-old female and provides a review of 18 previously reported cases of co-occurring TA and TB. All patients were between 9 and 24 years of age. Most reports describe a concomitant diagnosis of active TB and TA. TB lymphadenitis was described in 11 cases (57.9%), and microbiologically confirmed in 4 of these. All patients received antituberculous therapy and most received corticosteroids (89.5%). In our and two other cases, TA relapses necessitating additional immunosuppressive therapy were observed.

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MKJ: writing of manuscript including editing and revision and the literature review at all stages of its production, clinical management of patient. HFG-F: writing of manuscript including editing and revision and the literature review at all stages of its production, clinical management of patient. AK/CK: clinical management of patient, contributions to editing and revision. ECR: manuscript editing and revision at all stages of production, final approval of manuscript, clinical management of patient.

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Jansson, M.K., Geerdes-Fenge, H.F., Kangowski, A. et al. Tuberculosis and Takayasu arteritis: case-based review. Rheumatol Int 39, 345–351 (2019).

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