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European Journal of Dermatology


Takayasu arteritis revealed by unusual cutaneous manifestations Volume 28, issue 4, July-August 2018


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1 Dermatology Department, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Reims, France
2 Internal Medicine Department, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Reims, France
3 Neurology Department, Clinique Saint-André, Reims, France
4 Biopathological Department, Hôpital Maison-Blanche, Reims, France
5 Vascular Surgery Department, Centre Hospitalier Manchester, Charleville-Mézières, France

Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory disease involving the aorta and its main branches [1], affecting mostly women younger than 40. The diagnosis relies on the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria [2].A 50-year-old Caucasian woman presented with infiltrated erythematous patches with reticulated borders (figure 1A) in a “boxer-short” distribution (figure 1B), which developed over a few days. A deep skin ulceration of the inner part of the thigh appeared secondarily (figure [...]