Pediatric Takayasu Arteritis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 03, 2015
  • 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