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|Born||September 4, 1860|
|Died||November 20, 1938
Beppu, Ōita, Kyūshū
|Alma mater||Tokyo Imperial University|
|Known for||Reported in detail a disease now called Takayasu's arteritis|
The first case of Takayasu’s arteritis was described in 1908 by Dr. Takayasu at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Ophthalmology Society. Takayasu described a peculiar "wreathlike" appearance of the blood vessels in the back of the eye (retina). Two Japanese physicians at the same meeting (Drs. Onishi and Kagoshima) reported similar eye findings in individuals whose wrist pulses were absent.
Graduating from Tokyo Imperial University in 1887, Takayasu worked at what was to become Kanazawa University School of Medicine in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. After moving to Beppu, Kyūshū, he died in November 1938.
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- M. Takayasu. A case with peculiar changes of the central retinal vessels. Acta Societatis ophthalmologicae Japonicae, Tokyo 1908, 12: 554.
- Cassell, Dana (2014). The Encyclopedia of Autoimmune Diseases. Infobase Publishing. p. 233. ISBN 9781438120942.
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