Polyarteritis nodosa

H. David Pettigrew, Suzanne S Teuber, M. Eric Gershwin

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Abstract

Polyarteritis nodosa, as a diagnosis, has been progressively narrowed from a collection of ill-defined vasculitides to its current definition as a systemic transmural necrotizing vasculitis that usually affects medium-sized muscular arteries and sometimes small muscular arteries, commonly within the kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, skin, nerves, joints, and muscles. In this review, we will highlight the clinical features and classification of this disease and emphasize that more accurate diagnosis of subtypes leads to more effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalComprehensive Therapy
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007

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