Takayasu Arteritis - Infographic

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Takayasu Arteritis

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Takayasu arteritis is an autoimmune disease that affects large and medium sized arteries. In an autoimmune disease, the body produces substances called antibodies that attack parts of the same body. Takayasu arteritis belongs to a group of diseases called vasculitis that has inflammation of blood vessels in common. Its other names are pulseless disease, occlusive thromboaortopathy, and Martorell syndrome.

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