Hypertensive Crisis in A Young Woman: A Rare Presentation of an Uncommon Disease (Poster), New Nerve racking Neurologic Symptoms (Podium)
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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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.
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