The female patient after undergoing treatment for nearly about 8 years – improved significantly, got married, conceived, and delivered a normal child.
The mother of the newborn baby has been a patient of aortoarteritis and went through a lot of problems over the past 8 years at Indo US Hospital, Hyderabad. Underwent stenting of both renal arteries and carotid in the past. Now stable. It gives immense satisfaction to see patient like her grow older, get married and conceive and eventually have a normal child.
Nonspecific aortoarteritis or Takayasu’s arteritis is a rare type of vasculitis – inflammation of the blood vessels caused by a group of disorders. This rare disorder causes damage to the large artery (aorta) due to inflammation. Inflammation is seen in the aorta and its main branches that carry blood to the rest of the body. Arterial walls weaken and arteries get blocked or narrowed and may also bulge and tear (aneurysm). The affected person can suffer from chest pain, arm pain, high blood pressure, heart failure, or stroke. Doctors provide treatment to manage symptoms as a majority of people with aortoarteritis need treatment to prevent complications, manage symptoms, and control inflammation. The symptoms are quite unpredictable they may come and go even with treatment.
The problem with this disorder is that it often goes unnoticed in the absence of symptoms. Therefore, before someone realizes that there is something wrong, the inflammation potentially damages arteries for years.