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  1. Takayasu's arteritis, pulseless diseasenoun

    disorder characterized by the absence of a pulse in both arms and in the carotid arteries

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  1. Takayasu's arteritis

    Takayasu's disease is a form of large vessel granulomatous vasculitis with massive intimal fibrosis and vascular narrowing, affecting often young or middle-aged women of Asian descent. It mainly affects the aorta and its branches, as well as the pulmonary arteries. Females are about 8–9 times more likely to be affected than males. Patients often notice the disease symptoms between 15 and 30 years of age. In the Western world, atherosclerosis is a more frequent cause of obstruction of the aortic arch vessels than Takayasu's arteritis. Takayasu's arteritis is similar to other forms of vasculitis, including giant cell arteritis. Due to obstruction of the main branches of the aorta, including the left common carotid artery, the brachiocephalic artery, and the left subclavian artery, Takayasu's arteritis can present as pulseless upper extremities which may be why it is also commonly referred to as the "pulseless disease".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Takayasu's arteritis in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Takayasu's arteritis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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