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Une cause exceptionnelle d'hypertension artérielle de l'enfant : l'artérite de Takayasu [An exceptional cause of arterial hypertension in children: Takayasu arteritis].
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Takayasu arteritis, a nonspecific inflammatory arteritis, is particularly rare in children. We report the case of a 6-year-old girl presenting with severe arterial hypertension in the upper segment associated with an inflammatory syndrome. Investigations showed coarctation of the abdominal aorta at different levels, due to Takayasu arteritis. The patient was treated with percutaneous dilatation and stent implantation as well as prolonged anti-inflammatory therapy. Arterial hypertension in children needs to be investigated until its cause, which may be rare such as Takaysu arteritis, is determined.
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