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

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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