A middle-aged male patient is described who suffered left hemiplegia because of occlusion of the brachiocephalic and right common carotid artery. He was found to have Takayasu's Arteritis. An in-depth review of the history of arteritis, especially as related to nosology, is presented. Literature is reviewed with emphasis on the neurologic and cardiovascular manifestations. Etiology and pathology are briefly discussed.
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