Letters Blood pressure differences

Don’t forget the vasculitides

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2897 (Published 24 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2897
  1. Alastair L Hepburn, consultant rheumatologist
  1. 1Worthing Hospital, Worthing BN11 2DH, UK
  1. alnhepburn{at}doctors.org.uk

Clark and colleagues do not cite large vessel vasculitis as an important and readily treatable cause of a discrepancy in blood pressure recordings between limbs.1 For example, Takayasu’s arteritis is a rare granulomatous large vessel vasculitis and a …

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