Pediatric Takayasu Arteritis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 07, 2021
  • Author: Christine Hom, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Early diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis can be difficult due to nonspecific early symptoms; perform a thorough evaluation to eliminate other diagnoses. Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis include the following:

  • Systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

  • Migraine

  • Infection

  • Malignancy

  • Cogan syndrome (associated with aortitis)

Differential Diagnoses