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Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia

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GORMEZANO, Natali W.S. et al. Association between rheumatic fever and Takayasu’s arteritis – Case report. Rev. Bras. Reumatol. [online]. 2016, vol.56, n.2, pp.178-180. ISSN 1809-4570.

Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) and rheumatic fever are diseases that can start with cardiac fea-tures, making the diagnosis difficult. There are reports of association of RF with Takayasu’sarteritis beginning with cardiac involvement in pediatric patients. The aim of this study isto report the possible association of RF and TA in patients with cardiac abnormalities. Wedescribe the case of an adolescent initially diagnosed with RF who progressed with changesthat allowed making the diagnosis of TA. TA and RF are two important causes of valveinvolvement that may have systemic manifestations.

Keywords : Rheumatic fever; Takayasu’s arteritis; Cardiac manifestations.

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