Takayasu arteritis is a rare, systemic, most commonly affects women of childbearing age. It is a inflammatory large-vessel vasculitis disease involving inflammation in the walls of the largest arteries in the body: the aorta and its main branches. The disease results from an attack by the body's own immune system, causing inflammation in the walls of arteries.
The study of 52,322 participants in the Singapore Chinese Health Study reports a prevalence of gout of 4.1% with a mean age at diagnosis of 54.7 years. A previous study of 100 patients with gout showed that this disease mainly affected middle-aged men who had other diseases, including hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, renal failure, ischaemic heart disease and diabetes.
Particularly these patients needing immunosuppressive drugs. Glucocorticoids (prednisone, prednisolone or others), often referred to as “steroids,” are an important part of treatment. The dose and length of treatment depend on how bad the disease is and how long the patient has had it. Lasting damage to arteries sometimes needs a vascular procedure or surgical treatment.