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Bald aortic arch in Takayasu arteritis
  1. A Murali1,
  2. G Rajendiran1,
  3. K Ranganathan2
  1. 1Department of Medicine, PSG institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, PSG institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr A Murali, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Peelamedu, Coimbatore 641014, Tamilnadu, India; muralimd2000{at}yahoo.com

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