Takayasu’s arteritis: report of a case with unusual jaw pain

Document Type : Case Report


1 Imam Reza Educational Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.

2 Resident of Otorrhinolaryngology - Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.


Introduction: Takayasu’s arteritis (TA), often referred to as a pulseless disease, is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the aorta and its main branches. First reported in 1908 from Japan,     it occurs worldwide, but is more prevalent in young oriental females from China and Southeast Asia. The main complications of the disease are due to occlusion of major branches of the aorta. We report a case of an Iranian female who developed left-sided leg intermitent claudication, left arm weakness and left-sided neck and jaw pain.