Accession Number : AD1037605


Title :   Hypertensive Crisis in A Young Woman: A Rare Presentation of an Uncommon Disease (Poster), New Nerve racking Neurologic Symptoms (Podium)


Descriptive Note : Conference Paper


Corporate Author : 59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States


Personal Author(s) : Lawrence-Wolff, Katrina M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1037605.pdf


Report Date : 26 Apr 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : Hypertensive emergency is an uncommon presentation of rheumatic disease but can be seen in disorders affecting the renal arteries and kidneys. Takayasu arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis affecting young females classically presenting with claudication, systemic illness and asymmetric blood pressures. We describe a young, African American female who presented with hypertensive emergency, altered mental status and seizure then found to have abdominal aortitis and bilateral renal artery stenosis consistent with type IV Takayasu arteritis.


Descriptors :   HYPERTENSION , VASCULITIS , FEMALES , signs and symptoms , diagnosis (medicine) , breast cancer


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE