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Interesting Vascular Case on Indian Radiology.

Presentation- A 28 year Indian female presented with hypertension, MR Angiogram was done.

Diagnosis- Aorto-arteritis
Extended Reading-
Hypertension in the young in eastern India.
Panja M, Kumar S, Sarkar CN, Sinha DP, Ray S, Chatterjee A, Panja S, Mitra D, Kar AK, Pahari DK.
Department of Cardiology, Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education & Research, Calcutta.
Three hundred and forty-one young hypertensives in the age group of 18-30 years were evaluated over a 7-year period. Essential hypertension constituted the single largest group (35.8%). Renal pathology was the most common cause of secondary hypertension (26.4%). Congenital coarctation of the aorta and endocrine causes accounted for 14.1 percent and 3.2 percent cases of secondary hypertension, respectively. A strikingly high incidence of nonspecific aortoarteritis (20.1%) was a distinguishing feature amongst secondary causes. Aortoarteritis was the commonest cause of renal artery stenosis.
Interesting Vascular Case on Indian Radiology. Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Rating: 5

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