Takayasu's arteritis

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What is Takayasu's arteritis?

Takayasu's Arteritis is a rare, chronic, inflammatory disease primarily of the aorta and its branches. It is occasionally called "pulseless disease" because there is difficulty in detecting peripheral pulses that sometimes occurs as a result of the vascular narrowing.

Common symptoms reported by people with Takayasu's arteritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Takayasu's arteritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Takayasu's arteritis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Targin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with Takayasu's arteritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Takayasu's arteritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Takayasu's arteritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
insomnia
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Takayasu's arteritis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Targin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Takayasu's arteritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Takayasu's arteritis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 10
30s 15
40s 12
50s 5
60s 6
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 48

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 23
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from Takayasu's arteritis patients who have completed their condition history
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