polyarteritis nodosa


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Related to polyarteritis nodosa: polyarthritis, Wegener's granulomatosis, vasculitis

polyarteritis nodosa

[′päl·ē‚ärd·ə′rīd·əs nō′dō·sə]
(medicine)
A systemic disease characterized by widespread inflammation of small and medium-sized arteries in which some of the foci are nodular. Also known as disseminated necrotizing periarteritis; periarteritis nodosa.
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His medical history revealed that, ten years prior, he had been diagnosed with polyarteritis nodosa, which was associated with familial Mediterranean fever, and was treated with azathioprine and prednisolone.
Radiologic finding of abdominal polyarteritis nodosa.
Armstrong, "An unusual complication of polyarteritis nodosa with massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage: a case report," International Archives of Medicine, vol.
Although the majority of the cases of polyarteritis nodosa are in the form of minor attacks, recurrence is observed in 3/4 and the mortality rate has been found to be 10%.
Child was advised a skin biopsy from the nodular lesions which showed small and medium vessel vasculitis suggestive of cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa.
Besides pregnancy, other non-CAD related associations with SCAD include connective tissue disorders such as Marfan and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, vasculitides such as polyarteritis nodosa, and inflammatory disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)-a rare disease in childhood-is a systemic disorder where the immune system attacks small and medium sized arteries.
EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schoniein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Tafeayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008.
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a disorder characterized by necrotizing inflammation of the small- or medium-sized muscular arteries, commonly within the kidneys, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, skin, nerves, joints, and the muscles (1).
3) A number of studies have concerned inner ear involvement in autoimmune diseases such as Wegener granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren syndrome, among others.
4 Cryoglobulinemia, Lichen planus, pruritus and porphyria cutanea tarda are the most frequently associated skin manifestation of HCV while less common features include polyarteritis nodosa, urticaria, vitiligo, thrombocytopenic purpura, sjorgens syndrome, erythema multiforme and necrolytic erythema.
The most frequently associated etiologies include benign and malignant renal tumors, such as renal angiomyolipoma and renal cell carcinoma, vascular lesions such as polyarteritis nodosa and renal infection.