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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 851352, 3 pages
Case Report

Recurrent Vertigo: Is it Takayasu's Arteritis?

Department of General Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi 221005, India

Received 4 January 2013; Accepted 31 January 2013

Academic Editors: R. A. Bishara, Y.-J. Chen, K. A. Filis, A. Iyisoy, and R. Zbinden

Copyright © 2013 Tiwari Ashutosh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic, idiopathic, inflammatory disease, that is more common in females and Asian countries. A 38-year-old female presented with recurrent vertigo. Detailed examination revealed discrepancies in peripheral pulses and raised blood pressure in bilateral lower limbs. Possibility of vasculitis involving arch of aorta or its branches was kept. Investigations were suggestive of Takayasu's arteritis, and noncontrast tomographic scanning (NCCT) of head showed B/L parietal infarcts. The disease is itself uncommon, and the presentation with vertigo only is rare. In this case vertigo may be due to Takayasu's arteritis itself or due to bilateral parietal infarcts.