Massive hemoptysis in Takayasu's arteritis during pregnancy

Chest. 1994 Nov;106(5):1619-22. doi: 10.1378/chest.106.5.1619.


Takayasu's arteritis is an uncommon condition affecting predominantly young women. Because the disorder affects women in childbearing age, it may be recognized the first time during pregnancy. Various cardiovascular events may occur in the perinatal period. We describe a patient with Takayasu's arteritis who presented with massive hemoptysis. To our knowledge, this manifestation has not been documented previously.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Hemoptysis / diagnosis
  • Hemoptysis / etiology*
  • Hemoptysis / therapy
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / etiology*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / therapy
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Second
  • Takayasu Arteritis / complications*
  • Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis
  • Takayasu Arteritis / therapy