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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 337-340

Takayasu's arteritis and liver transplantation: Association and implications


1 Department of Medicine, Rheumatology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, Hepatology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Fahdah Alokaily
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, PO Box 7897, Riyadh - 11159
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None of the authors received any fund for producing this article, Conflict of Interest: No one has any commercial associations that might cause a conflict of interest in relation to the submitted article.


DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.166201

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We present a 37-year-old lady who had liver transplantation for hepatitis B cirrhosis and was on immune suppressive treatment consisting of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and tacrolimus. She presented with undue fatigue and recurring pain in both arms. The diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis was made, supported by angiographic findings of significant stenosis of the left subclavian and both renal arteries. She was managed by adjusting the immune suppressive medications and underwent a successful percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTBA).


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