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Takayasu's Arteritis (TAK)
Disease Category: Vasculitis Disorders
A rare disorder characterized by inflammation of one or more arteries transporting blood from the heart to the body, including the aorta (largest artery) and pulmonary (lung) artery. Symptoms include malaise (general discomfort), muscle and joint pain, arterial narrowing or blockage, lightheadedness, syncope (fainting), absent pulses, aneurysms (weakened areas in artery walls), aphasia (speech problems), photophobia (light sensitivity), blindness, cool skin, muscle weakness, and problems measuring blood pressure.