Prague Med. Rep. 2018, 119, 70-75

Isolated Arteritis of Both Lower Limbs

Miroslav Průcha1, Alena Šnajdrová2, Pavel Zdráhal3

1Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Immunology, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
2Department of Radiology, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
3Department of Vascular Surgery, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic

Received November 22, 2017
Accepted March 19, 2018

Isolated arteritis of the lower limb vessels is an extremely rare condition. The use of modern vascular imaging techniques substantially facilitates and accelerates the diagnostics. In the isolated lower limb arteritis, it is always necessary to exclude Takayasu’s and giant-cell arteritis. We present the case of a female patient with an isolated lower extremity arteritis without any other symptoms of systemic vascular damage or systemic autoimmune disease. Immunosuppressive therapy is obligatory in this case. Interdisciplinary co-operation is required for rapid diagnosis and successful therapy. Our patient has consented to the publication of this report.


This study was supported by an MH CZ – DRO (Nemocnice Na Homolce – NNH, 00023884), IG144101.


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