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Classical polyarteritis nodosa

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Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a recurrent necrotising vasculitis of medium and small muscular arteries. (1)

  • is a rare multisystem disease characterized by systemic necrotizing arteritis of small- and medium-sized arteries
  • skin, joints, kidneys, gastro- intestinal tract, and peripheral nerves are most commonly involved

Angiography demonstrates multiple aneurysms at vessel bifurcations.

The classic form of PAN does not affect small vessels and does not cause a glomerulonephritis.

Reference:

1. Polyarteritis Nodosa - a contemporary overview. U.S. National Library of Medicine 2016. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26884100/


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