Table 1

 Patients with newly diagnosed Takayasu’s arteritis included in the study

Patient No/sexAge at onset (years)Presenting symptoms and signs (ESR, CRP)*Clinical outcome at follow up
*ESR in mm/1st h; CRP in mg/l.
ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP C reactive protein; CVA, cerebrovascular accident; CABG, coronary artery bypass grafting.
1/F36Bilateral arm claudication.Continuing disease activity (ESR 14, CRP 2)
↓ Brachial pulses (ESR 16, CRP 2)CVA followed by carotid reconstruction and CABG
2/F28Fever, vertigo, arthralgiaDisease remission (ESR 9, CRP 4)
Subclavian and renal bruit (ESR 29, CRP 167)Elective renal angioplasty with normalisation of BP
3/F24Fever, vertigoDisease remission (ESR18, CRP 28)
↓ Left brachial pulse/BP (ESR 140, CRP 228)
4/M27Arm claudication, chest painDisease remission (ESR19, CRP 4)
Absent upper limb pulses (ESR 56, CRP 15)
5/F30Weight loss, arm claudicationDisease remission (ESR 5, CRP 3)
↓ Brachial pulse (ESR 64, CRP 142)VF arrest at coronary angiography—stent inserted
6/F19Headache, vertigo, arm claudicationDisease remission (ESR 24, CRP 4)
↓ Brachial pulses (ESR 23, CRP 7)Elective bilateral subclavian artery reconstruction