Familial Takayasu arteritis in a mother and daughter: a report of two cases

DENİZ A. , YILDIZ F., Aktas H., Berk G. I. , ERKEN E. , DEMİRTAŞ M.

HERZ, vol.38, no.1, pp.93-96, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-012-3653-6
  • Title of Journal : HERZ
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-96


Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic granulomatous panarteritis, predominantly affecting the aorta and its main branches. Infections, genetic factors as suggested by familial clustering, and autoimmunity may play a role in its pathogenesis. In this report, we describe familial TA in a mother and daughter with diverse clinical manifestations. In addition to being a familial form of vasculitis, both of our cases demonstrated amyloidosis, chronic renal disease thought to be due to ischemic nephropathy, and hypertensive nephrosclerosis.